The Ethics of Health Care: Session 4

Sunday October 18: “Talking About Death and Making End of Life Decisions”

Sandy Dunbar, Registered Nurse, GMC Ethics Council and Beth Ziegler, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (Advance Directives)

Sandy Dunbar 1Sandy Dunbar led an exploration of the natural process of death and dying by identifying scriptures that support freedom from fear of dying and outlines the God-given principles that apply to end-of-life decisions.

Beth Ziegler followed with a discussion about the importance of having an advanced directive to express your wishes regarding end-of-life treatment.  (Advance directives provide guidance to family, caregivers and health care providers when you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself.)

The presentations were not recorded by request but info on the topics can be accessed here:

Talking About Death and End of Life Decisions

Resources For End of Life Planning

Georgia Advance Directive For Health Care

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