Program on dying set for April 14 at St. Therese’s Church in Shavertown


For Dallas Post



For Dallas Post

KINGSTON TWP. — The Social Justice Committee of St. Therese’s Church will present “It’s a Family Matter: Living with Advanced Illness, Dying Well, and the Importance of Talking about It with Family” 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The guest speaker will be Daniel Davis, Ph.D., Director of Bioethics at Geisinger Health System. This event is for anyone living with chronic illness, their family members, or anyone (young or old) interested in advanced directives.

This one-­hour program focuses on the importance of family conversations in the context of advanced chronic illness — difficult, but necessary conversations about living and dying well. The program includes information about chronic disease and its impact on the physical, psychological, and spiritual well-­being of patients and their families. It concludes with a description of easy-­to-­use tools for talking with family and with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals about one’s own wishes and preferences for care at the end of life.

The program will be held in Fr. Sammons Hall, located in the church basement. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the rectory at 570-696-1144.

Information provided by St. Therese’s Church.

Information provided by St. Therese’s Church.

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