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Hospice of Michigan & Saint Mary’s Health Care to Discuss Catholic Guidelines for End-of-Life Decisions at Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 18, 2013 – Hospice of Michigan, Saint Mary's Health Care and Aquinas College will host a panel discussion on Catholic Guidelines for End-of-Life Decisions.
The discussion will be held from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Wege Center's Wege Ballroom at Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road in Grand Rapids.
Discussion panelists will include:
Dr. Michael Paletta, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for Hospice of Michigan and the executive director of the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life
Sister Myra Bergman, Saint Mary's Health Care Member of Mercy Health
Very Rev. John Geaney, rector of Cathedral of St. Andrew
The discussion will include case studies, dealing with medical changes in body and mind, commonly believed myths and misinformation and considerations on Catholic doctrine with regard to terminal illness, persistent vegetative state, sacraments and suffering.
There is no cost to attend. For any questions, contact Mary Haarman at 616.632.2845.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state of Michigan. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,200 patients each day in 56 counties, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers innovative programs to enhance the quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life. For more information, call Hospice of Michigan’s CARE Center 24/7 at 888.247.5701 or go to www.hom.org.