West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Interactive seminar to explore end-of-life health care
Dottie Bibbee, Phi Theta Kappa adviser, 304-424-8247.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A nationally recognized clinical ethicist will present "Keeping Our Promises: Improving Care at the End of Life" in an interactive seminar to be broadcast at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, to West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The live satellite broadcast is free and open to the public. It will be viewable in Room 2212.
Dr. Diann Uustal will explore ethical issues surrounding health care at the end of one's life. She will explain the difference between "ordinary," "extraordinary," and "futile" treatments. She will also offer ways in which caregivers can improve end of life care.
Dr. Uustal is founder and president of Educational Resources in HealthCare, Inc., an educational consulting firm. She is widely regarded for her insightful workshops on health care ethics, professional caregiver issues and values education.
The broadcast is produced by the national college honorary Phi Theta Kappa and the National Collegiate Honors Council. It is part of a five-part series entitled "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze." Local sponsor is WVU Parkersburg's Sigma Omega chapter of PTK. Additional information is available from PTK faculty adviser Dottie Bibbee, 424-8247.
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