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Lessons at the End of Life: We Decide or Someone Decides for Us
April 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Panel Discussion)
Navigating the end-of-life questions calls for forethought. Being present at the bedside – and even at the moment of death – can become an experience embedded in the minds and souls of family members for generations. Anyone who has ever taken the final journey with a loved one will never forget those moments. It is a deeply emotional time, as events unfold which are beyond our control. The focus of this presentation is about traversing those last days, at the bedside with medical, palliative care, or hospice staff, and in some cases, members of the faith community.
Dr. Ed Creagan has dedicated his life to death. Now this esteemed medical doctor examines death, not only from a medical standpoint, but also from an acutely emotional perspective.
Maureen Bigelow, RN has 35 years of experience as a nurse and 5 years as a hospice nurse walking with persons on the journey toward a new life.
Kellie Tracz is a hospital chaplain, whose career is dedicated to caring for the inner spirit that sometimes erupts in regrets at this stage of life.