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Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going with End-of-Life Decision Making?
January 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
What has been happening with the infirmed elderly prior to now? What is the current approach to the elderly and others in traumatic circumstances in the acute care setting? What happens with those who are unfunded? How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the current health scenario? Join us as Kateri M. Harniteaux answers these important questions and more.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kateri is a native Californian, born in Southern California who was educated in both her undergraduate and first graduate degree in Washington State. Her first career as a lay Catholic chaplain became a reality within a year of completion of her graduate program at Seattle University. As a full-time chaplain at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, she saw first-hand the development of an ethics committee during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Being part of the study committee in ethics introduced Kateri to the field of bioethics and her interest grew from that point forward. Now, upon completion of her doctorate in philosophy (specializing in theology) from the University of Bristol (England) in July, 2015 Kateri is pursuing work in the field of bioethics. The McGee Fellowship in Bioethics and Aging is of keen interest to me because it combines a spiritual focus to the immediate living of the elderly in our society, and the response of the adult children to the day-to-day treatment of their loved ones. A person may have a specific spiritual focus or not, but the desire to connect with a spiritual aspect of one’s life assists in facing day-to-day living in elder care.