“Compassion in Action” brings together many in palliative care

A few simple words–or even just a silent, supportive presence–can do so much to bring peace to the seriously ill and dying.


The theme of the one-day event was “Providing ‘The Best Care Possible’ Through the End of Life.” Organized by Hospice of the Valley and Santa Clara University Department of Counseling Psychology, it featured top tier speakers and drew a sold out crowd of professionals and volunteers from the palliative care and hospice fields.


The Challenge of Caring: Putting Your Empathy to Work Without Burning Out – Dale G. Larson, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Coordinator, Health Psychology Emphasis
Dr. Larson shared his immense wealth of experience in how to stay balanced in the end-of-life care field.