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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

Franco Auditorium

44405 Woodward Avenue

Pontiac, MI 48341

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This half-day conference will increase the participant's knowledge of the history, legal status and current implementation of physician assisted suicide in the U.S., the role of conscience rights for nurses and health care workers and the importance of having a durable power of attorney for health care (DPOA-HC).

Speakers:

Nancy Valko, RN, an Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant has over forty years of nursing experience. She has served on medical ethics committees, appeared on many radio and television shows and has written on these topics. She is a spokesperson for the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses.

Jason Negri, JD , Assistant Director of the Patients Rights Council speaks nationally on the practical and ethical aspects of end-of-life issues and provides training to those seeking to improve their ability to effectively communicate these issues. he has written articles and authored the booklet Twenty Answers on End-of -Life Issues.

Schedule:

8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome

8:45 - 10:00 AM "Death, Doctors and Delemmas" - Nancy Valko, RN

10:00 Break

10:15 - 11:30 AM "Advanced Directives: Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones" - Jason Negri, JD

11:30 AM Break

11:45 - 12:30 PM Questions and Answers

12:30 Closing Remarks/Evaluations



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