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Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities
September 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation, Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed.
*This event will be held in the Payne Education Center, Room 217 of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church*
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Care Ethics and Policy from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Her dissertation examined ways that Community Bioethics Dialogues can be used to promote individualized personal decisions and advance care planning.
Peggy believes at some point we all will be users of health care and will need opportunities to talk about our issues and experiences. During the Community Bioethics Dialogues, community members engage in discussions about a variety of health care topics, including treatment outcomes, mental illness and aging, and end-of-life decision and stories.
As the McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, Peggy has continued her work on developing Community Dialogues for diverse community groups, as well as offering programs and training for health care professionals, pastors, and others to provide humane, compassionate care for those who are ill and/or aging as well as offer support for family members. She hosts a monthly information session, Café CHANGE (Conversations on Health and Navigating Good Elderhood), and leads a bi-monthly Grief Support Group (second and fourth Tuesdays of the month).
Peggy and her husband of 37 years have two grown children and three spoiled cats. Together, they enjoy kayaking, sailing and traveling.