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Faith and End-of-Life Decisions
November 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Echoing a widespread sentiment, a leading physician recently opined that health care decisions should be made “based on science, not theology, hope or magical thinking.” Yet, science-based approaches to end-of-life decisions have led to an increasingly unsustainable health care system. And the scientific paradigm that powers modern medicine’s remarkable success has also medicalized and complicated the process of dying. What is the role of faith in end-of-life decisions? And why is science alone sometimes insufficient?
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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
John Stonestreet currently serves as a Clinical Ethics Consultant and member of the Hospital Ethics Committee at the University of North Carolina Hospital. He is working through the UNC Center for Bioethics to build capacity for the Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina and conduct research leading to resources for clinicians and clinical ethicists navigating the religious and spiritual dimensions of end-of-life transition conversations. Having completed the Chaplain Residency program at Duke University Medical Center and the professional training in Integrative Health Coaching at Duke Integrative Medicine, Dr. Stonestreet holds a PhD from Ohio University’s Individual Interdisciplinary Program where he conducted research in philosophy, theology, and health communication theory through the lens of current issues in clinical bioethics. He previously received an MDiv from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Rhetoric from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.