Recognizing & Navigating Loss: a Q&A for our region's Students & Families
Students and their loved ones are invited to join for an engaging and informative hour with respected retired hospice physician, Dr. Karen Wyatt. Dr. Wyatt will share her expertise on recognizing and navigating loss, providing valuable guidance and answering questions from students and their families. The event is open to elementary and secondary students from throughout our region, and is co-sponsored by Walla Walla Public Schools (WWPS) and Walla Walla Community Hospice. Students need not be enrolled in WWPS to attend. Feelings around situations of loss are universal. Some students experience loss as their best friend moving, or the death of a pet, or their parents’ divorce. Please join us in a safe space to explore those feelings and what to do with them. Provided: Spanish Language Interpreter, Childcare, light dinner for the first 20 attendees A free event, though your RSVP is requested. Register via wwhospice.org/events Dr. Karen Wyatt graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed Family Practice Residency and a Fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Utah. She spent many years of her clinical career as a hospice medical director and has written extensively about end-of-life care, including the book 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying. She is passionate about helping people find meaning during the most difficult times of life. Dr. Wyatt is a founding member of the Integral Health and Medicine Center where she has taught about the application of Integral Theory to medical care, particularly at the end of life. She also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features interviews and conversations about all aspects of aging and the end-of-life. She has won numerous awards for her volunteer service including the Spirit of the American Woman Award and being named one of Utah’s 100 Notable Women. Additionally, Dr. Wyatt will be the Keynote Speaker for our first annual Hospice Autumn Luncheon on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center. You may learn more by visiting wwhospice.org/events.