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Healthcare professionals and family members learn together

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Tri-Cities Chaplaincy hosted a seminar on a sensitive topic Wednesday, spirituality and End-of-Life Care.

It was at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Health care professionals and families learned about tools to help them emotionally support their patients and loved ones.

They learned about the benefits and complications of spirituality, and ways to deal with grief.

"The medical model is about treating a symptom or a disease. What we're talking about today is how to be attentive to someone's soul and who they are as a person," says Bereavement Specialist Wanda Kontur.

The meeting was part of the 18th annual National Bereavement Program.

It reaches more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities.

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