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Cindy Ficorelli
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03/15/2012

Hospice Teleconference features end-of-life ethics

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) End-of-Life Ethics is the theme of a Hospice teleconference scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm, at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center on the Genesys Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township.
The Hospice Foundation of America presents the 19th annual living with grief teleconference.

Topics covered in this teleconference include: ethical decisions at the end of life, factors that influence these decisions, survivors dealing with loss, patient care and caregivers, and the impact on those who are caring for patients during end-of-life.The program explores ethical dilemmas, the principles of ethical decisionmaking and the affects of these decisions on staff and families.

Lynn Sherr, former ABC News 20/20 correspondent is the moderator.

Panelists are:

Timothy Arsenault, director of Spiritual Care for Suncoast Hospice

Karen Bullock, PhD, associate professor at North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eileen Chichin, PhD, RN, former co-director of the Greenberg Center on Ethics and Palliative Care at Jewish Home Lifecare

Kenneth Doka, PhD, professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of new Rochelle

Bruce Jennings, director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature

Hank Willner, MD, medical director and palliative care consultant at Capital Caring

Continuing education credits (3 CEs) are available through the Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, CNAs, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, psychologists, physicians, EMS personnel, EAPs and nursing home administrators. CE cost is $25.

The teleconference is free.

Genesys Home and Hospice Care, Avalon Hospice, Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Hospice, Brown Funeral Home, Hill Funeral Home and Reigle Funeral Home sponsor this teleconference in cooperation with Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

To sign up for the teleconference, call 1-800-664-6334.

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