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Resources for Ethical Health Care Decision-Making
Palliation: How Do We Get There From Here?


 Tuesday, October 16, 2012
For the General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Patients, and Caregivers
8:00 AM – 2:00 pm


 Marywood University
Latour Conference Center at Nazareth Hall

Program Overview
Decision-making for health care concerns is always difficult. However, decision making at the End of Life is even more difficult because it is laden with emotion. The question that always remains is: “Are we making the right decisions at the right time?” This seminar will provide information on what questions to ask when determining the right time to transition from acute care to palliative care.

Educational Seminar Fee

$35 General Registration fee. The seminar fee includes a Certificate of Attendance with contact hours, if applicable. Fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full prior to attending.

Continuing Education Credit

Counselors: Marywood University is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education guidelines. Four (4) hours.

Social Workers: This program is approved for four (4) continuing education hours for social workers, applicable toward NJ/PA LSW licensure renewal.

Nursing contact hours are pending from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Program Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 AM – Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Acute Care to Palliative Care: When Is The Right Time?
·         Dr. Alexander Nesbitt, Medical Director, Susquehanna Hospice & Palliative Care, Williamsport, PA
10:00 – 10:15 AM – Break/Vendors
10:15 – 11:00 AM – Ethical Dilemmas Facing a Patient/Family Advocate
·         D r. Trish Wright, Ph.D, RN , Associate Professor, University of Scranton
11:00 – 11:45 AM – Understanding End of Life Care Options through Communication and Candid Conversation
·         Peggy Steinberg, ACSW/LMSW, Director of Social Work Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY
11:45 – 12:30 – The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on the Dying Process
·         Mary Scialla, RN , BA, MA, Director of Pastoral Care, Geisinger-Community Medical Center
12:30 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM – Panel Discussion


To register contact:
Linda Wrazien
Continuing Professional Education
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

* Registration fee must be received by this date and is non-refundable. Seating is limited.