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Compassion & Choices: A Discussion on Making End of Life Decisions
May 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Making end of life decisions for your loved one can be difficult and emotional. Workshop presenters will facilitate conversations on balancing personal ethics in caregiving, making care decisions at the end of life and understanding supportive resources.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-685-6576 to register.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Care Ethics and Policy from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. As the McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging at the Hope and Healing Center and Institute (HHCI), Dr. Determeyer develops and offers programs and training for health care professionals, pastors, and others to provide humane, compassionate care for those who are ill and/or aging as well as offer support for family members. The recently-named director of HHCI’s Community Bioethics and Aging Center, Dr. Determeyer also chairs an ethics consultation service for community members facing health care planning issues.
Dr. Julie Kutac received her PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Several of her family members have lived with dementia-related illness and Dr. Kutac is dedicated to honoring their memories by bringing the best information about dementia to the community.
As the Professional Education and Research Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association-Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, Dr. Kutac prepares and delivers education programs to health care providers across the state. She also liaises with the scientists studying Alzheimer’s disease in the Texas Medical Center.