Betsy Barton, firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 660-3586; or Kiki Barnes, email@example.com
HOLD, (Holding Ourselves and Each Other in Living and Dying), a Duke Divinity School student group and the Institute on Care at the End of Life will hold a screening of a newly released documentary, “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject.”
The documentary examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts from across the country. The film’s goal is to jump-start the conversation between husband and wife, doctor and patient, minister and parishioner, and parent and child. This is not a story about death – it’s a film about living life to its fullest up to the very end. A light dinner will be provided.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 660-3553
The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life will be a host site for the Hospice Foundation of America’s 18th Annual National Living With Grief Program. This year, the program will discuss differences between spirituality and religion, while also addressing spirituality during illness, death and grief; spiritual assessment and empowerment; and life review.
A May 6 symposium in Cleveland, Ohio, will feature several Duke program directors among other nationally recognized experts. Richard Payne, MD, Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, and Amy Abernethy, MD, Program Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program will join other experts as faculty for The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation 2011 Symposium in Continuing Medical Education on End-of-Life Care.
Duke geriatrician Anthony “Tony” Galanos is among five recipients of the 2011 Hastings Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards honoring extraordinary commitment to caring for patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses.
The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) marks its 20th anniversary in 2010. It followed the Cruzan decision and codifies patients’ rights to choose or refuse treatment and to name someone to speak for them when they are no longer able to speak for themselves.
APPEAL is an interdisciplinary training session for health professionals on caring for African-American patients and families at the end of life.