End of Life Issues

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

End of Life Issues

Sunday, November 2, 11:00am-12:30pm
Wagner Room, Cowley Center

Led by Deacon Dan Gannon. As we consider the end of life, how can we be sure to harmonize the medical care we receive with the Church's vision of the dignity of the human person? Deacon Daniel Gannon will present the essentials of Church teaching, address threats to human dignity, and provide practical guidance on being well prepared for sometimes unexpected medical circumstances, including advance directives and appointing a health care agent. Please join in the discussion of some important end of life issues. 

Deacon Dan Gannon is President and CEO of Catholic Senior Servies, affiliated with the Archdiocese. He is ordained for the Diocese of LaCrosse. He holds a law degree from William Mitchell and M.A. in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He serves as a biomedical ethicist for his home diocese of LaCrosse. Dan is a contributor to the National Catholic Bioethics Center, authoring an article on "The Morality of POLST" in the journal, Ethics & Medics, and assisted in the creation of the MN Catholic Conference Statement on POLST. 

There is no fee to attend. Please register by October 30.