Serving People at the Moment of Death


An Awesome and Fearful Privilege

The moment of death is powerful and impactful, not just for those experiencing it, but also for their loved ones and the many people who serve them.

Price: $10.00
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (In-Person) 6:45 PM (Online) – 8:30 PM
Location: The Jung Center: 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Professionals, such as interpreters and healthcare staff, who have the awesome and fearful privilege of serving people at the moment of death, may experience powerful emotions that have lasting residual effects. Our ability to continue effectively serving people at the moment of death depends on the care with which we attend to our own mental and physical health. This panel discussion will cover the moment of death from multiple vantage points and provide tools and practices to ensure that we remain healthy, competent, engaged professionals.

Learning Objectives

Examine your own perspectives and insights on serving people at the moment of death.

Identify techniques to maintain focus and engagement during the encounter.

Analyze their your emotional
health during and after
the encounter.

Tell Us About Your Experience

Meet the Panelists & Moderator


Eduardo Bruera, MD

Chair, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Trained in Medical Oncology, Dr. Eduardo Bruera holds the F. T. McGraw Chair in the Treatment of Cancer and is Chair of the Department of Palliative Care, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Bruera has been interested in the development of palliative care programs internationally, particularly in the developing world where he helped in the establishment of numerous palliative care programs in the Latin American region, India, and different areas of Europe. A prolific author, editor, and lecturer, Dr. Bruera’s work has been honored with many awards, including the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), and the establishment of the “Eduardo Bruera Award” by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians as a career award for palliative care specialists. Read More


Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, Mind Body Spirit Institute

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He is a senior teacher at The 3 Doors and has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, where he teaches Tibetan meditation to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers, and researches the effects of Tibetan mind-body practices with cancer patients. Alejandro was recently named a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. Read more


Tim VanDuivendyk,

Retired Vice President & Chaplain for Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care

Tim P. VanDuivendyk, Board Certified Chaplain credentialed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, authored The Unwanted Gift of Grief. A frequent lecturer on the subject, Dr. VanDuivendyk knows firsthand what struggles are evoked when professionals serve people at the moment of death and has developed strategies and tools to help mitigate their residual effects. Now retired, his previous roles include Vice President and Chaplain for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Memorial Hermann Health System and adjunct faculty at Houston Baptist University School of Nursing and University of Texas Health Science Center School  of Nursing.


Ludmila Golovine,

President & CEO, MasterWord Services

Ludmila (Mila) Golovine, who speaks Russian, French and English, is the driving force behind MasterWord,  a world-ranked Top 50 multi-million-dollar company that delivers customized language solutions. Golovine has applied her skills as a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a Trained Demartini Method Facilitator to tirelessly help promote health and wellness to those in the language services industry. She serves on the Board of the Rothko Chapel, Advisory Board for the Mind, Body, Spirit Institute of the Jung Center, chairs the Advisory Subcommittee for the Translation and Interpretation Program at the Houston Community College, is the Texas Chapter Manager for Women in Localization and a member of several professional organizations. Read More

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ATTENTION! The following information only applies to those attending the event IN-PERSON


July 29th,


Starts at
6:00 PM

Continuing Education Units*

*Continuing Education Units/Credits are only available for those attending in-person


BEI 250x250

0.15 BEI CEU Credits

CCHI 250x250

1.50 Hours CCHI

BEI 250x250


IMIA 250x250


RID 250x250

0.15 RID CEUs

ATA 250x250

1 ATA Point

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Cancellation Policy:
Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 5 days (5/24/19) before the event. A 10% processing fee applies to all cancellation requests.
You may cancel by phone (281-589-0810) or by email (

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