Conference at Newman will concentrate on end-of-life care


The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies will host “Faithful Journeys: Living fully in the final chapters of life” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

The event is a one-day conference examining Catholic perspectives on accompaniment at end of life. Catholic health care and ministerial leaders and experts will present content focused on addressing clinical, ethical, spiritual, social and personal dimensions of end-of-life care.

“For those involved in any way with the care of ill family, elderly parents, health care delivery or promotion, or policy development, please consider joining us,” said John G. Carney, CEO of Center for Practical Bioethics and Newman University Board of Trustees (BOT) member.

He continued, “I am honored to work with Newman faculty Josh Papsdorf, Father Joe Gile and fellow BOT member Father Tom Welk on this groundbreaking effort at convening Catholics and non-Catholics to examine our perspectives on end of life, our duties of care to those we love and serve and to ourselves. The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies 2018 fall  conference, Final Journeys, will also examine how we accompany others in this journey especially ‘the people in the pew.’”

Topics such as holistic care, palliative care, ethics tools and resources and advanced care planning will be presented along with a panel for discussion at the end of the day.

Continuing education credits for physicians, nurses and various allied health professions are available at this conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Individuals can register for the event online. For more information, contact Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., Gerber Institute director, at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2148 or papsdorfj@newmanu.edu.



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