First Posted: 4/11/2012 12:53:11 PM | Last Updated: 4/11/2012 12:54:23 PM
LAFAYETTE -- Nancy S. Eberhard, M.Div., the bereavement coordinator for St. Elizabeth Hospice, presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s national conference on March 31.
The conference was held in Atlanta on March 28 to 31. Eberhard’s presentation, "Grief Healing through Spiritual Stories," is about the inspirational experiences that occur with families at the end of life and also during the time of grief that follows. Eberhard gave examples of how these stories can bring healing to people as they share them with friends and families and in group dynamics, such as grief support groups. Eberhard feels that not only do these beautiful stories help people in grief, but they also help us face the fear of death, allowing us to live better lives.
Eberhard gives presentations on such topics including “Facing Your Fears,” “How to Support Grieving Friends,” “Why Hospice?” and “Grief: What To Say, What Not To Say.” Nancy has been a regular speaker at the Kathryn Weil Center for Education, local churches, civic groups and retirement communities. She presents retreats on “Hearing God's Voice: How Does God Speak to You?” and “The Spirituality of Grief.” Eberhard also leads the 10-week grief support groups for St. Elizabeth Hospice.
For more information on speaking engagements or grief support, please (765) 423-6732.
About Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health: Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is a member of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 14 growing hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health includes Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Lafayette East and Lafayette Central, as well as Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville, Sigma Medical Group in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Monticello and Mulberry; Woman’s Clinic, Lafayette OB/GYN and Premier Healthcare for Women in Lafayette; and Athens Medical Group and St. Clare Medical Group in Crawfordsville. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the Community Health Accreditation Program, the College of American Pathologists, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Its Orthopedic Services program was the recipient of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award from HealthGrades, which also received 5 Star ratings for its overall orthopedic services, joint replacement surgery, total knee replacement surgery, spine surgery, and back and neck (spinal fusion) surgery. For more information, please visit FranciscanStE.org and FranciscanAlliance.org .