Coalition for Quality End of Life Care Newsletter
August 2017 News & Updates
A Special Event with a Special Guest
Some of you may be familiar with the name Tim Madigan. Tim was a feature writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for a number of years, during which he was named the state's top reporter three different times. While at the Star-Telegram, Tim began writing books, including the book I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers. Tim began his friendship with Fred Rogers in 1995, and he frequently talks about this friendship in lectures around the country.

Tim's most recent book is Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss.
Conventional wisdom is that we go through the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Too often we feel we have to move through these stages in order, and that once we have done so, we have "dealt" with our grief. 

This book offers an alternative way to think about grief, and how we might more effectively work through our feelings of loss. We all have our own stories of grief and loss, but too often we don't really have the opportunity to share those stories.

Tim wrote this most recent book with therapist Patrick O'Malley. This book is not only Patrick's story about the loss of his infant son, but as importantly, it discusses how it might be best to re-think the ways we deal with grief.

Tim has shared that he and Patrick have been talking about this book for about a decade. They both believe the message of the book is important. 

CQEC believes the message of this book is important as well. We are delighted that Tim has agreed to talk to us about the things he learned writing this book, and to share some of the lessons he learned about suffering and authenticity from Fred Rogers. The date for this event is September 28, so watch this space, as well as the CQEC website for more details as they become available.
CQEC is participating in North Texas Giving Day. The CQEC Board wants you to know that we all support our mission, and as a tangible show of this support, the Board is committed to providing $1200 in matching funds for any donations we receive on North Texas Giving Day. You can make your donation here.
Upcoming Events
When Grief is Complicated
This DVD is an overview of work on complicated grief, and will include a live panel after the video for discussion.

Where: Baylor All Saints, Joan Katz Breast Center, 1st floor, Andrews Women's Hospital, 1400 8th Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104

When: Auust 11, 2017, 2 pm -- 4:30 pm

There is a $21 fee for 2.5 CEUs.

First Steps ®️ Advance Care Planning
Where: James L. West Alzheimer's Center
              1111 Summit 
              Fort Worth, TX 76102

When: September 8 Fee: $325

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017

If registering between August 1-15,  email Kendra Belfi to be certain there are still seats available.

If you need financial assistance to pay for this training, there are scholarships available.

Good Ends Book Club

The book Traction will be discussed. This will be a discussion to reinvigorate and strengthen your business or non-profit.

When: September 14

Where: James L. West Alzheimer's Center
             1111 Summit Avenue
             Fort Worth, TX 76102

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided
Book Signing Event

Tim Madigan is a former journalist for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and he has written a new book with Patrick O'Malley on grief. Tim will be the Coalition's special guest speaker on September 28. Watch this space for more information on this exciting event! Tim will have books available to purchase, if you have not had a chance to buy the book yet.

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