It’s never easy or comfortable to talk about the end of life, but it’s an important conversation to have, whether this means talking to a loved one with a life-limiting illness or making our own wishes known before a medical crisis makes it hard for us to express our choices.

The UTC School of Nursing, in partnership with Hospice of Chattanooga, will host “Conversations on the End of Life” on Thursday, April 28, 7–9 pm in the UC Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

There will be four speakers, discussing different parts of the end of life discussion.

  •         Hospitals and End-of-life, Bob Scheri, Memorial Hospital
  •         Palliative Care and Hospice, Paige Fletcher, Aspire Health
  •         Legalities of End of Life, Leah McElmoyl, Chambliss Bahner and Stophel
  •         Having the Conversation, Tarron Estes, Conscious Dying Institute

These speakers will help attendees address these and other questions:

  •         Would you like answers to these and other questions?
  •         What if you could understand your own desires for a good death and talk to others about what they value and want most in their final moments?
  •         What if you could increase your caring presence and trust that your presence is enough?
  •         What if you could bring comforting care to those facing death, comfort that goes beyond the curative care they already receive?
  •         What if you knew people in your community who could be there for you in the end, could uphold your spiritual beliefs, and could support you and your family during grief, fear, and loss?

Find out more at the Hospice of Chattanooga website.

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University Relations Staff Writer. (423)425-4363

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