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United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) to Host Webinar about End-of-Life Ethics Thursday May 24, 2012,1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at United Hospice of Rockland

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United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) to Host Webinar about End-of-Life Ethics
Thursday May 24, 2012,1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at United Hospice of Rockland


WHAT: United Hospice of Rockland to hold a webinar: “End-of-Life Ethics,” Hospice Foundation of America’s 19th annual educational program examines, 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.
 
Lynn Sherr, former ABC News’ 20/20 correspondent, will moderate the program.  
The featured panel includes: Timothy R. Arsenault, MA; Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW; Eileen R. Chichin, PhD, RN; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; Bruce Jennings, MA; Neal E. Slatkin, MD, DABPM.

WHEN:Thursday May 24, 2012
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
WHERE: United Hospice of Rockland Hospice Center Conference Room
11 Stokum Lane (off South Main Street)
                        New City, NY 10956
 
WHY: Provides an educational forum in which a multidisciplinary panel of experts will discuss 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.
 
Continuing education contact hours (CEs) will be available through the Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, nursing home administrators, and more. A Certificate of Attendance is also available.
 
WHO: The program is open to all.  
 
For additional information, contact: Eileen Schmidt LCSW, ACHP, 845 634 4974 eschmidt@hospiceofrockland.org

Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) presents a nationally recognized distance-learning program to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities. For more than a decade, this annual educational event has been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care. The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals – including doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors – to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits.

The Hospice Foundation of America is a not-for-profit organization that 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.

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc.  In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org or fax to 845 634-7549.

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