Jameson Hospice to Host the Hospice Foundation of America's 19th Annual National Berevement Program

Date: 04/27/2012

Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County will host the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) 19th Annual National Bereavement Program centered on “End-of-Life Ethics: Living with Grief.”  Each year, the HFA presents a nationally recognized distance learning program to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities. This year program will examine the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life, the principles of ethical decision-making and the effects of these decisions on staff and families. The program will be presented at the Jameson South Conference Center, 1000 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA on Tuesday, May 8thfrom 12:30pm to 4:00pm.

“Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County is pleased to host this year’s program. Every day, families are faced with health care decisions about a loved one that can no longer make their own medical choices.  There is no ‘one shoe fits all’ when it comes to making these end of life decisions.  The "End-of-Life Ethics" program explores this very complex, stressful and difficult issue with panel discussion and case studies,” comments Stacia Bintrim RN, BSN, Directorof Jameson Hospice.“I am sure this year’s program will be just as outstanding as in previous years.”

The program provides a learning and development opportunity for a wide variety of professionals: physicians, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors. Attendees will share and exchange ideas as well as obtain Continuing Education Credits.

Moderated by Lynn Sherr, former ABC News 20/20 correspondent, the panel of noted authorities includes:

  • Timothy R. Arsenault, MA, Director of Spiritual Care, Suncoast Hospice
  • Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW,Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work
  • Eileen R. Chichin, PhD, RN,Co-Director, Greenberg Center on Ethics and Palliative Care at Jewish Home Lifecare and an adjunct assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Long Island University
  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv,Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle
  • Bruce Jennings, MA,Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature, Lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, Lecturer at the Weill Medical School-Cornell University, and a Senior Consultant at The Hastings Center
  • Neal E. Slatkin, MD, DABPM, Vice President of Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of the Valley, San Jose, California and Director of Palliative Care at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California

To register for the event or for more information, contact Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County at