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Gulf Coast Community Bioethics Dialogues: Methods and Results
May 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
All of us are or will be users of health care, but there are few opportunities to have reasoned discussions about our issues and experiences. Community Bioethics Dialogues provide an opportunity to engage a variety of health care topics, including treatment outcomes, mental illness and aging, and end-of-life decision-making in facilitated groups using readings, guest speakers, and participant stories. This presentation will describe dialogues held with several groups in Galveston, Texas, and consider ways that all of us can engage in reasoned conversations about health care values and choices.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program starting.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Peggy Determeyer is a PhD candidate at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. Her other academic credentials include an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Divinity at Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University). She transitioned from a career in the energy industry to hospital chaplaincy, working at two hospitals in the Memorial Health System in Houston, which ignited a passion for helping patients and families to navigate the challenges of the health care system and the need for end-of-life planning. At UTMB, she has been actively involved in numerous Community Bioethics Dialogues, a means for engaging participants’ understanding of patient rights and responsibilities.