Life Matters Media and the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to present a panel discussion of clergy members, representing six faith viewpoints, in a conversation about end of life health care. We welcome all interested Chicagoans who wish to learn not only the stance of their own particular faith on these complex care choices, but who wish to better understand what we may appreciate about other religious traditions. Clergy are welcome, as are health care practitioners seeking to provide more culturally and religiously competent care. This program will be free of charge, but reservations are required. Garage parking is available, and attendees will receive a validated rate. For more information, contact email@example.com
Thursday, March 19th
Lurie Baldwin Auditorium, Northwestern University
303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cocktail reception to follow program from 8 to 9 p.m.
End of life care experts will explore America’s troubled relationship with death and dying during “Dying to Know: Life Affirming Conversations About Living and Dying Well” on Feb. 28. The conference is hosted by the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being in Chicago.
The day-long event, to be held at the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church along Michigan Avenue, aims to be an informative and interactive day of conversations challenging the notion that discussing the subjects of living and dying well are uncomfortable and taboo.
I will review Dying in America, a widely circulated report from the Institute of Medicine calling for new public engagement strategies to foster informed decision-making.
This week, we will begin discussions with one of our Outreach Partners, Wellness House in Hinsdale. Throughout the year, we will be visiting Wellness House, along with Cancer Wellness Center, Gilda's Club Chicago and Gilda's Club Advocate Christ Medical Center with a series of four presentations: Starting the Conversation, Securing Your Care Preferences, Caring Options and Final Matters. We are excited for our first presentation to take place in Chicago's western suburbs; if you live in the area, please join us! The event is free, but registration is required.
Starting the Conversation
Thursday, February 26th at 7 p.m.
131 N. County Line Rd
Last weekend, we helped train 20 advance care planning facilitators at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. As part of the Respecting Choices First Steps facilitator program, Dr. Julie Goldstein and Colleen Gorman taught attendees how to engage patients and families in meaningful end of life discussions. Look for them to be working in our community on National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th!
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Life Matters Media’s Mission
Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.
Life Matters Media’s Values
- All individuals should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their destinies.
- Multiple and varied voices create a richer and more productive marketplace for the exchange of information.
- A broad range of choices surrounding end of life issues exists. These choices should be considered carefully.
- Neutral platforms are best to explore this journey and bring end of life issues to the forefront in a reflective forum.
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