Tenzek Teams with Hospice Buffalo for Service Learning

Published March 25, 2016

Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Kelly Tenzek recently teamed with Abigail Unger, Director of Expressive Therapies at Hospice Buffalo, to provide a unique service learning experience for her End of Life Communication class. As part of a course objective to help younger generations become more comfortable communicating about death and dying, Tenzek and Unger led students through five service-learning tasks: researching the topic of expressive therapies, identifying established assessment tools, interviewing expressive therapy professionals, creating an assessment questionnaire, and preparing a final project presentation. Expressive Therapy professionals were also invited into the classroom. At the conclusion of the project, students demonstrated a new appreciation for End of Life Communication, and the services that Hospice Buffalo provides. 

Read the full article from the Hospice Buffalo Spring InTouch Newsletter here