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Rethinking End-of-Life Care, Friday-Saturday, March 28-29

  • 3/29/2014 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

Rethinking End-of-Life Care, Friday-Saturday, March 28-29

Rethinking End-of-Life Care

Join us for a weekend of lectures and presentations as we consider the topic of end-of-life care from a liberal arts perspective.  

Individual session topics range from what art can tell us about ancient views of death and dying to how modern day healthcare reform can improve palliative medicine in the U.S. 

The keynote for this symposium will be provided by actress Megan Cole, best known for her leading role in Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "WIT."

She will perform "The Wisdom of WIT," her solo version of the play, on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium.

The symposium is open to the public, and admission to all events is free. 

Friday, March 28

"Death and Life in the Ancient World," Gallery Talk with Jim Higginbotham, Associate Professor of Classics and Associate Curator of the Ancient Collection, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2:00-3:00, 3:00-4:00 pm Meet in the pavilion at the Art Museum   

"The Role of Hospice, Volunteers and Grief Support at the End of Life"                                   Margaret Zillioux, Andy Sokoloff and Chris Corriveau, CHANS Hospice                                    4:15-5:00 pm Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center

"The Wisdom of WIT," Megan Cole, 7:30-9:30 pm, Kresge Auditorium Visual Arts Center       

Saturday, March 29, Beam Classroom

12 p.m.-1 p.m. "Making Your Wishes Known: Courage, Censorship, and Social Media at the End of Life," Dr. Suzana Makowski, Co-Chief of the Palliative Medicine Division at UMass Memorial Hospital 

1 p.m.-2 p.m. "Ethical Considerations of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia" Matthew Stuart, Professor of Philosophy, Bowdoin College 

2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Snack Break and Open Discussion 

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. "End-of-Life Care: A Political Perspective"                                                Kandyce Powell, Executive Director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center For End of Life Care 

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. "Spirituality at the End of Life"                                                              Gordon Cook, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Mid Coast Hospital 

Please see calendar for other related events and locations.

Presented by the Pre-Health Society in collaboration with Health Professions Advising, the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life Care, the UMass Palliative Medicine Division, the Spiritual Care Program of Mid Coast Hospital and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and co-sponsored by Masque and Gown, the Public Health Club, MEDLIFE, and the Departments of English, Theater, Philosophy, and Government and Legal Studies