|Ethics of Transitions of Care
Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium
April 20, 2012
7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Marriott Muehlebach Hotel
12th and Wyandotte
Kansas City, Missouri
Major national initiatives are now under development to address inadequacies in the way transitions of care occur – from hospital to nursing home to place of residence – and how follow-up care gets delivered.
National and local experts in the field of palliative care, hospital and home care will employ in-depth analysis, an environmental scan and narrative ethics to tease out the vexing issues while offering innovative models.
• David Schulke, American Hospital Association
• Penny Feldman, PhD, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
• Richard Payne, MD, Duke University
• Ira Byock, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
• Myra Christopher, Center for Practical Bioethics
• Tarris Rosell, PhD, DMin, Center for Practical Bioethics
Continuing Education Units pending.
For online registration click here or you may call Cindy Leyland at (816) 979-1357 or email AD2012@practicalbioethics.org
About Joan Berkley:
Joan Berkley has served on the Center for Practical Bioethics board of directors for a number of years, and has been a strong supporter of the Center’s work in aging and end of life and pain policy.
“Over the years, the Center has been blessed with extraordinary leadership,” says Myra Christopher, former Center CEO and now the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care at the Center. “But Joan Berkley is one of a kind! Her enthusiasm for our work makes her our biggest cheerleader; her attendance at Center events makes her one of our most knowledgeable community leaders; her generosity makes her our benefactor, and her kindness makes her one of our dearest friends. We are grateful to her for her many contributions!”
“The Center for Practical Bioethics is near and dear to my heart because it is committed to helping guide communities and families through todays most pressing issues in health and health care,” says Joan Berkley. “The organization is recognized nationally because of our work in the reduction of pain and end-of- life issues. We are most fortunate to have an organization of such high caliber here and I am dedicated to its continued success.”