At Hofstra University's department of Health Professions, I teach Palliative Care & Hospice and Aging & Long-Term Care courses. Each class includes an experiential project with a community or cross cultural focus with applications for real-life health care organizations or community interactive events.
Examples include: Dare to Share: Event focused on death literacy. Age and Engage: Caregiver tool and activity workbook. Building Bridges: Intergenerational, Multi-lingual conversation game; Timeless Tales: Legacy workbook; Young at Heart: recreational activity guide. In 2017 I lead students on an immersive health care study abroad trip to Cuba, read more below.
Program Development & Implementation
My experience includes the design and execution of staff development and training. As a health care consultant I have collaborated with Florida Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital, as well as designing and implementing student, volunteer, and patient/family initiatives. A research project, the Strategic Use of Music, explored the positive impact music can have on encouraging cooperation in dementia patients and easing caregiver burden. The results of this research have been presented for community, academic, and professional audiences as a guideline for caregiver use.
Marketing & Promotion
For over 15 years, I owned and managed a marketing promotion and event management company, Event Momentum. A majority of our event business was focused on medical meeting management. My experience has given me the ability to identify needs, solve problems, and prioritize goals.
At Hofstra University, in the undergraduate department of Health Professions, I co-direct a study abroad program in Cuba. I believe in experiential learning and design my classes to be very interactive. My students have the opportunity to be involved with intergenerational activities, and each semester we create a project that is both used by and supportive of area health care facilities.
I received a Master of Health Administration at Hofstra University, my undergraduate degree at Sarah Lawrence College, and in 2015 I earned a Gerontology Certification from the University of Southern California.
In addition to my professional endeavors in the realm of healthcare, my sister and I co-own Douglas Daughters, a company founded to manage the music catalog of our father, Alan Douglas. Please visit www.douglasdaughters.com to learn more.
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