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Ethical and Spiritual Considerations in Dementia Care
May 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Join Julie Kutac, MA, Religious Studies and PhD, Medical Humanities, for this presentation. Objectives of this seminar include the following:
• Articulate the moral challenge of memory loss within modern society.
• Define “redescription” as a mode of ethical thinking.
• Differentiate between medical, psychological, and philosophical scripts of dementia.
• Evaluate new ways of morally and spiritually connecting with persons with dementia.
1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
In collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Julie Kutac received her BS in Molecular Biology with a minor in Theology from Texas Lutheran University, her MA in Religious Studies from Rice University and her PhD in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Julie’s research at Rice focused upon the ethics of memory and illness narratives that captured the subjective experience of Alzheimer’s disease. At the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Julie continued to explore her interests in aging and elder care as a National Institute of Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Sealy Center on Aging. She has been awarded the Chester R. Burns Award in Medical Humanities and the John D. and Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine. Julie’s dissertation studied the relationship between modern American medicine and elder suffering, with a particular focus upon the ways that the medical humanities can be used to deepen the practitioner-elder relationship.