Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying

Maggie Callanan, R.N.
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Since becoming a hospice nurse in 1981, Maggie Callanan has studied, taught, and written about death and dying. This includes the unique and symbolic communication of the dying, which is often labeled as “confused language” and consequently often ignored by professional and family caregivers. Addressing medical, personal, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life’s final journeys, Maggie delivers practical, no-nonsense answers to difficult questions tempered by humor, wisdom, and compassion.

She is the co-author of the celebrated book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs and Communication of the Dying. Maggie is a world-renowned speaker on topics relating to the care of the dying, as well as coping strategies for hospice staff and volunteers.

12-12:30 p.m. : Registration (pre-registration is required by August 23)

12:30-1:30 p.m. : Luncheon and Presentation by Dr. Richard Holm: "Fearing Death is Dangerous to Your Health"

Richard Holm, M.D.
1:30-3:30 p.m. : Presentation by Maggie Callanan: "Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying"

Panel discussion to follow.

COST: $50

Copies of Maggie's book will be available for purchase and signing following the event. 

To pre-register, please complete the form below or contact Lynne Kaufmann at (605) 696-8090 or

Pre-registration deadline: August 23

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