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Physician-Aided Dying: A Pastoral Conversation for Clergy, Chaplains, and Lay Leaders Involved in End-of-Life Ministries
March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree – $20
Physician-aided dying presents a special challenge for clergy when patients who are considering it ask for pastoral advice. With the baby boomers coming into their older years, such requests are likely to become more frequent. To prepare clergy and chaplains for this, the Diocesan Task Force on Medical Ethics offers a half-day workshop on aided dying. Scheduled for March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, the conference will feature background material on the state’s Death With Dignity Act and case studies presented by those who have counseled patients on their options. Theological and church issues will be discussed and reading materials supplied. In addition to background information, practical recommendations on responding to patient inquiries will be presented.