Community Invited To Attend Hospice Foundation Of America’s Living With Grief Program

News Media Contact: Bruce Lewis, 707-813-1197

“End-Of-Life Ethics” Program Takes Place Friday, April 20

Fort Bragg, Calif. — April 12, 2012 — The community is invited to attend a program titled “End-Of-Life Ethics,” Friday, April 20 from noon to 3:30 pm in the Redwoods Room, Mendocino Coast District Hospital.  There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The program is presented by Hospice Foundation of America, and is sponsored by Friends of Hospice and the MCDH Hospice.

The presentation uses a case study approach to examine the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life, the principles of ethical decision-making, and the effects of these decisions on staff and families.

There will be a panel discussion at the end of the presentation, moderated by Lynn Sherr, former ABC News 20/20 correspondent. The discussion panel is made up of members of the hospital’s Bio-Ethics Committee.

“This is an extremely important and interesting subject,” says MCDH Hospice Coordinator Arlene Case, RN. “Bring your lunch, your thoughts, and your questions.”

For more information, contact Arlene Case, RN, 707-961-4617;