ANA Death with Dignity Series Part I: Conscious Living
Using a diverse media-rich module, you will have multiple opportunities to discover the deeper felt understanding of what Conscious Living-Conscious Dying means.
Behind all our actions, our words, and our thoughts is - Consciousness. When we connect with others and ourselves in this sacred space, we discover that Conscious Living can evolve to Conscious Dying. And when we practice Conscious Living then death becomes simply one more moment in time. Together, we will take a look at the deeper skills of Conscious Living to prepare us for each moment for the rest of our life, including death. Using a diverse media-rich module, you will have multiple opportunities to discover the deeper felt understanding of what Conscious Living-Conscious Dying means.
Without question, Conscious Living practices relate to self-care and being in the flow of life. With practice and awareness, Conscious Living is defined using parameters of present moment awareness, deepening stillness, and attention to inner felt perception. We will explore the interface between the physical and conscious worlds as the place where we live and grow through life experiences. As we develop these inner practices we also begin to apply them to all aspects of our life, personal and professional. We begin to understand Conscious Living.
Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Dr. Drick has a passion for quality of life which began as an early advocate for natural childbirth and now as a focus on goodness, dignity, compassion, peace and release at end-of-life. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and has advanced training in a wide range of healing modalities. She is a leader in holistic nursing and is the President of the American Holistic Nursing Association. Dr. Drick has a private practice in Austintown, Ohio and is the co-director of Golden Room Advocates which promotes a good death as everyone’s right. She has authored four books and numerous professional publications. Three of her four books focus on end-of-life. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for her work in end-of-life. Dr. Drick is a nationally and internationally known speaker, educator, and consultant.
Nurses will apply, analyze, and evaluate:
- Identify 3 deeper skills of conscious living that relate to self-care
- Apply conscious living practices to one’s nursing practice
- Explain how conscious living naturally evolves into conscious dying