Speakers Bureau

Speakers from Hospice of the Valley are available to address a number of hospice, grief and health care issues. To book a speaker, please contact us at (256) 350-5585.

  • General Hospice Topics
    • Hospice Philosophy
    • Hospice 101
    • The Hospice Advantage
    • Holistic Approach of Hospice Care
    • Patient / Family Services
    • Hospice Criteria
  • Physical Care
    • A Natural Death – The Dying Process
    • Caring for a Loved One at Home
  • Volunteer Services
    • How to Become a Hospice Volunteer
    • The Roles of a Hospice Volunteer
  • Grief and Bereavement
    • Dying, Death and Loss
    • The Healing Process Following a Death
    • The Grief Process
    • Grief and Children
    • Children's Responses to Death and Dying
    • Ways to Help Someone Who is Grieving
    • Bereavement Resource Center
  • Legal Issues
    • Preparations to Make in Anticipation of Death
    • Living Wills / Medical Power of Attorney
    • Advance Directives – "You Have a Right"

Professional Education Also Available

Hospice of the Valley provides training courses that allow medical professionals to earn CEUs that can help them meet the annual requirements for professional development.
Topics have included:

  • Hospice 101
  • Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Hospice Criteria for End-stage Heart Disease
  • Hospice Criteria for End-stage Pulmonary Disease
  • Hospice and the Alzheimer's Patient
  • Stress Management
  • Central Line Update
  • IV Therapy Update
  • CPR
  • Other topics may be provided by request

240 Johnston Street, SE
PO Box 2745
Decatur, AL 35602
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  • Telephone: (256) 350-5585
  • Referral Fax: (256) 260-0847
  • Administrative Fax: (256) 350-3769
  • Clinical Fax: (256) 350-5567

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