The power of contemporary medicine is strong—so strong that, at times, that sick patients and their families feel compelled to try every avenue to extend life.
But is that what people want and need?
A two-day conference, the Palliative Care and Ethics Conference, on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, at Duquesne University, will examine the ethical, philosophical and religious issues that arise in daily care for patients at the end of life.
Hosted by Duquesne’s Center for Healthcare Ethics, the conference will provide speakers, break-out groups and case discussions to expand understanding of end-of-life care and the capacity to deal with these issues, including the philosophical and religious queries at the end of life. It is aimed at care providers, including nurses, social workers and chaplains.