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Conference: A Troubling Abundance of Care: Over-treatment at the End of Life

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:48am

Next month, the Southern Jersey Ethics Alliance (SOJEA) is sponsoring an all-day conference titled A Troubling Abundance of Care: Over-treatment at the End of Life. The description states: "The important topic of end of life care will be examined from the viewpoints of medicine, cultural & religious diversity, communication, and others, focusing on current cases and issues relating to end-of-life care in New Jersey."

Art Caplan is the keynote speaker. Others include:
  • David Goodman, MD, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Carol Ann Campbell, Medical reporter, Newark Star Ledger
  • Susan M. Bauman, MD, Director, Palliative Care Services, Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Edward D. Viner, MD, President, Cooper Health Foundation
  • Jeanne Kerwin, RN, PhD, Coordinator, Ethics and Palliative Care Program, Atlantic Health
  • Dula F. Pacquiao, EdD, RN, CTN, Associate Professor and Director, Stanley Bergen Center for Multicultural Education Research and Practice, School of Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Merydawilda Colon, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Rev. Joseph Kukura, President, Catholic Health Care Partnership
  • Myra Bluebond-Langner, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
  • Jennifer Kapo, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • William Isele, Esq, Archer & Greiner
  • Helen D. Blank, PhD, Vital Decisions, Inc
  • Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD MPH, Vital Decisions, Inc
    Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, Emergency Physician, Cooper Hospital and host of the
  • Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli Program, WCAU Radio
  • Donald E. Casey, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Health
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