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Danette M. Muzic

MA

After spending 15 years in private practice counseling, Danette M. Muzic felt as though she had come home when she began hospice work more than 12 years ago. Danette is passionate about companioning patients and families through the dying process and bereavement.

As manager of support services for a large hospice organization, Danette developed a comprehensive support group program for caregivers of dementia patients and an eight-session restorative writing program for the bereaved. Additionally, Danette has created hospice guidebooks for social work, bereavement, spiritual care, volunteer programs, and music therapy--these include Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP) compliance as well as best-practice guidelines for robust programs.

Danette has expertise in psychosocial/spiritual care plan development and documenting for CHAP and ACHC accreditation as well as CoP compliance. Danette enjoys educating on these and other hospice and end-of-life topics.

Danette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in PE K-12, thinking she would be a teacher and a coach. After experiencing loss and challenges in her own life, she went on to achieve a master's degree in counseling/psychology.

Danette lives in Ohio with her family and enjoys music, hiking, and writing in her free time.

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Spiritual Care in Hospice and the Role of the Spiritual Counselor

Presented by Danette M. Muzic, MA

Spiritual Care in Hospice and the Role of the Spiritual Counselor

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Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

Spiritual care in hospice is a vital component of the interdisciplinary team, but it can be misunderstood. This course will provide clarification on the role of spiritual care, as well as the differences and similarities between religious and spiritual care. Additionally, essential elements of a spiritual care counselor, and aspects of the role of spiritual care, are discussed. A practical tool for developing rapport is presented, as well as a description of companioning. Developing goals and interventions within relevant scope of practice is a critical aspect for the hospice interdisciplinary team--unique goals, interventions, and documenting outcomes are demonstrated. Collaborating with the RN case manager while using the SBAR tool is illustrated. This course would be appropriate for hospice leadership, RNs, spiritual care providers, and hospice social workers.

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Bereavement Support and Role of Bereavement Coordinator in Hospice

Presented by Danette M. Muzic, MA

Bereavement Support and Role of Bereavement Coordinator in Hospice

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Video Runtime: 63 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 35 Minutes

This course would be appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the role of bereavement and the bereavement coordinator in hospice. This would include hospice leadership, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, and bereavement coordinators. In this course, we will discuss the Medicare Conditions of Participation expectations of hospice bereavement--when does bereavement support begin, and whom do we support? Additionally, this course will explore the significant value of offering bereavement support by the bereavement coordinator prior to the death of the patient--why is this best practice, and what are the triggers to initiate? Bereavement assessment, including risk factors and protective factors, will be discussed as well as the utilization of the Bereavement Risk Assessment Tool (BRAT). Finally, characteristics of a robust bereavement program will be described.

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The Role of the Social Worker in Hospice Care

Presented by Danette M. Muzic, MA

The Role of the Social Worker in Hospice Care

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Video Runtime: 54 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course would be appropriate in the hospice setting for anyone wanting to understand the role of the hospice social worker. This would include hospice leadership registered nurses, spiritual care providers, and social workers. In this course, we discuss the unique and vital role of the hospice social worker within the interdisciplinary hospice care team. We will review processes used by the social worker to support positive outcomes. We will explore social work interventions and counseling as they relate to the hospice setting. And finally, we will examine components of end-of-life care plan development and documentation. An interview with a hospice social worker is conducted, and we hear firsthand experiences with complex patient and family dynamics.

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Cultural Competence in End-of-Life Care

Presented by Danette M. Muzic, MA

Cultural Competence in End-of-Life Care

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

Cultural competence in end-of-life care is critical. This course reviews the necessary components to understanding one's culture and delivering care accordingly. This course clarifies the essence of cultural competence for end-of-life caregivers. The course emphasizes how one's culture can inform views of pain, illness, treatment, and death. It also examines the possibility of cultural conflicts between patient and caregiver and how to respond when they occur--upholding the necessity of cultural humility as an essential quality for resolving barriers. This course also provides practical guidelines for enhancing one's cultural competence. Additionally, the CONFHER assessment tool is described as a validated tool for assessing culture. This course is appropriate for hospice leadership, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, and bereavement coordinators.

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