Event will outline complex challenges faced by Catholic health care professionals
WHAT: Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine will present Catholic Health Care Ethics: The Tradition and Contemporary Culture, a three-day conference outlining the complex moral, ethical, social, legal, theological, anthropological and cultural issues confronting Catholic health care today. The conference is co-sponsored by The Catholic Health Association of the United States and is designed to develop an approach to the delivery of health care services that is adequate to the transitions in the Church and American society. The event is intended for executive leaders, mission leaders, pastoral care staff, members of ethics committees, clinicians, sponsors and others in the Catholic health ministry.
1-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28; 8 a.m-3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Friday, March 2.
WHO: Featured speakers will include Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD, senior associate dean, Stritch School of Medicine; Fr. Kevin OâRourke, OP, STM, Stritch School of Medicine; John Hardt, PhD, assistant professor, Neiswanger Institute; Daniel Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD, Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics, St. Vincent Hospital; Dr. Richard Payne, MD, Ester Colliflower director, Institute on Care at the End of Life, Duke University Divinity School; and Teresa Ramos, MD, director, adolescent health services, Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
TOPICS INCLUDE: â¢ Catholic Health Care as Mission â¢ The Ethical & Religious Directives â¢ The Catholic Tradition and the End of Life: Foundations for an Inclusive Ministry â¢ End-of-Life Decisions and African American Patients and Families â¢ End-of-Life Decisions and Latino Patients and Families â¢ The Communications of the Dead: Physicians and the Loss of Their Patients
WHERE: Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.
Media: If you would like to attend, please call Perry Drake in the media relations division of Loyola at (708) 216-7940, on his cell phone at (708) 441-7736 or call (708) 216-9000 and have him paged.