Friday, April 04, 2008


Friday, April 4, 2008
Conference: A Troubling Abundance of Care: Over-treatment at the End of Life

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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