10 2019

JCC- Nahama Glogower presents Having the Conversation

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor 2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Contact Karen Freedland

The Conversation Project started when award winning journalist Ellen Goodman had to make end of life decisions for her beloved mother and realized that she didn’t really know what was important to her mother, and on what basis she should make her decisions.  On Sunday March 10th the Ann Arbor Jewish community will have a chance to learn some strategies for having the conversation.   What constitutes a “good death?” What is a “hard death?”  When is it time to turn the focus away from treatments that may be prolonging death rather than prolonging life? When can we pause and ask, “What is the goal here?”  What does Jewish law and Jewish medical ethics have to say about withholding certain treatments? What if I change my mind? What if Mom or Dad develop dementia? What is the role of hospice? Most importantly, how can I identify the values that can guide a difficult decision?

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