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Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Grief & Loss Webinars

Living With Grief: "Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life"
April 20, 2005

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2004)-- The Hospice Foundation of America’s 12th Annual National Bereavement Teleconference will focus on “Living With Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at End of Life.” Moderated by journalist and author Cokie Roberts of ABC News, the program will be broadcast live via-satellite, on Wednesday, April 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, Eastern Daylight Time.

An expert panel of ethicists, educators, medical doctors, gerontologists, nurses, social workers and hospice experts will discuss and examine issues regarding the social perspectives of medical ethics and how various health care settings may influence ethical decisions at the end of life in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.  The program is expected to be viewed by approximately 125,000 professionals nationwide.

Ms. Roberts will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, College of New Rochelle; Bruce Jennings, MA, Senior Research Scholar, The Hastings Center; Charles Corr, PhD, Professor emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Bernice Harper, PhD, Board Chair and President, Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa; Richard Fife, PhD, Vice President, Bioethics and Pastoral Care, VITAS Healthcare Corporation; Jack Gordon, Chairman and CEO, Hospice Foundation of America; William Lamers, MD, Medical Consultant, Hospice of Foundation of America;  Richard Payne, MD, Director, Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, Duke University Divinity School, Joanne Reifsnyder, RN, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing.

Continuing education credits are available for a wide range of professions. To learn more about this satellite broadcast, how to register as a satellite downlink host, where to view the program at site near you, or about continuing education credits, visit the Hospice Foundation of America’s web site at www.hospicefoundation.org, or call Karen Higgins, HFA teleconference manager, at 202-638-5419.

“Living With Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life” is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a non-profit organization working to educate health care professionals and the families they serve on issues relating to illness, loss and grief. The program is produced this year in cooperation with The Hastings Center, an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969 to explore fundamental and emerging questions in health care, biotechnology, and the environment.

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