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Spirituality as a Foundation for Advance Care Planning

Making medical decisions for oneself requires understanding the medical realities and treatment options available. But it also requires a safe space to think about one’s true preferences and values. Unfortunately, most healthcare professionals are either uncomfortable or not equipped to address what may be the most important part of a person’s value system, their spiritual life. Friends and colleagues, Pastor Corey Kennard and Dr. Jessica Zitter will discuss the importance of spirituality in advance care planning discussions.

Available on demand through May 3, 2022

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours for a wide variety of professional boards included with registration and available until May 3, 2022.
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Expert Panelists: 
  • Corey L. Kennard, MACM, is Pastor of Amplify Christian Church, manager of Patient Experience at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and also serves as an activist in the field of healthcare. Read more.
  • Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, specializes in Critical Care and Palliative Care medicine, and practices at the public hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Read more.

Guest Moderator:
  • Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Humanities and Public Health Sciences; Co-Director, Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core at Penn State;Director, Project Talk Communication Lab; Parker B. Francis Research Scholar; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Read more
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