Wilson Hospice to Host Bereavement Program

This year HFA’s 19th Annual National Bereavement Program focuses on “End-of-Life Ethics.” The program will examine, using a case study approach, the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life, the principles of ethical decision-making and the effects of these decisions on staff and families. Moderated by Lynn Sherr, former ABC News' 20/20 correspondent, the program will be shown on Thursday, April 26th from 1:30 to 4:30 in the lower level conference room in the Medical Office Building on the campus of the Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Sherr will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Timothy R. Arsenault, MA, Director of Spiritual Care for Suncoast Hospice; Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work; Eileen R. Chichin, PhD, RN, Co-Director of the Greenberg Center on Ethics and Palliative Care at Jewish Home Lifecare and an adjunct assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Long Island University; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle; Bruce Jennings, MA, Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature, Lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, Lecturer at the Weill Medical School-Cornell University, and a Senior Consultant at The Hastings Center; and Hank Willner, MD, Hospice Medical Director and Palliative Care Consultant at Capital Caring.
“This will again be a very interesting seminar,” said Rev. Phil Chilcote, the organizer of the local showing. “Every year the conference is a wonderful experience, learning from top professionals from around the country. This year’s topic of End of Life Ethics is one that many don’t think about, but is of critical importance in end of life decisions. I think that this conference will be a great recourse for pastors, counselors, social workers, and family members.

Each year this award-winning, program is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization, which acts as an advocate for the hospice concept of care through ongoing programs of professional education, public information and research on issues relating to illness, loss, grief and bereavement.

Continuing Education credits are available for a wide range of professions. To learn more about this program visit the Hospice Foundation of America website at www.hospicefoundation.org. For more local information about the program in your community, contact Rev. Phil Chilcote, pchilcote@wilsonhospital.com or 937-498-4614.