African-Americans & End-of-Life Care

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Date(s) - November 19, 2013
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Silver Spring Civic Building

Contact Info:
301-637-1900 [email protected]


African Americans & End-of-Life Care

with Gloria Anderson, LMSW,

author of The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care: “What Y’all Gon’ Do with Me?” (Let’s talk about it.)

Introduction by Bernice Harper, MSW, MPH, LLD

Tuesday, November 19th

8:30am – 12:00pm

(Check-in begins at 8:00am)

Silver Spring Civic Building




An interactive, educational, informative and fun event that will bring awareness to the unique cultural, historical and spiritual values that may influence African-American healthcare decision-making. This workshop will help to identify prominent barriers to culturally appropriate healthcare provision, while simultaneously providing self-awareness assessments to enhance and improve communication between providers, caregivers and patients. Come and be a part of the conversation. Let’s talk about it!

REGISTRATION (nonrefundable, breakfast included)

General Registration: $20

Registration with SW CEU’s: $25

There will be no onsite registration.

*REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Wednesday, November 13th.



Silver Spring Civic Building

One Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910


Paid parking is available in parking garage across the street from the Silver Spring Civic Building (GPS/parking address: 801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD).



2.5 Category 1 Social Work CEUs are being offered.

*To receive your continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire session.



Gloria Anderson, LMSW, is a licensed, master’s degreed social educator, inspirational author and motivational speaker. Her own story of a near-death experience from a life-threatening illness gives encouragement and inspires many patients, families and caregivers across the country.

Gloria teaches, develops and facilitates customized cultural diversity training workshops for healthcare, mental health and social service professionals in the areas of grief and loss, end-of life care and spirituality.

She is the sole author of “The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care”, first written in 2006 as a research paper that received funding to become a patient educational resource. She presented her work at the North American International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work in Ontario, Canada that same year.

Gloria has authored several cultural competency training manuals and inspirational, self-help books. Additionally, she is the creative energy of authentic inspirational gifts and prints through Heart Tones™. She is also a licensed minister whose faith empowers her to advocate and help others on their life journey of purpose. She is affectionately known as “The Inspirational Advisor” from her online column, “Inspiring Insights for Your Soul & Spirit!”

She was prominently featured in the Hospice Foundation of America 2009-10 national telecast and training DVDs and has been a guest on various television/radio shows, including NPR affiliate, KCUR and e-Care Diary. Gloria’s work was highlighted in several issues of Minority Nurse Magazine.

Her professional presentations include such groups as Children’s Mercy Hospital, The National Association of Social Workers, Kansas University Medical Center, Hospice of the Valley in Ohio, National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) and The National Council of Black Studies (NCBS).


Contact [email protected] or call 301-637-1900.  


Montgomery Hospice is a nonprofit organization that has been providing hospice care to people in Montgomery County, MD for more than 30 years. Besides hospice services, we provide professional grief support for patients and families, as well as support groups and workshops for county residents. We offer first-class, end-of-life education to professionals and community organizations. To learn more, visit