16th Annual National Living with Grief Teleconference – April 29, 2009



Hospice Foundation of America

16th Annual National

Living With Grief® Teleconference


Diversity and End-of-Life Care


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Mount Saint Mary College Hudson Hall Auditorium



Center on Aging and Policy


Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, Inc


MSMC Kaleidoscope Committee


The Foundation for End-of-Life Care


Moderated by Frank Sesno

 Professor of Media and Public Affairs at

The George Washington University and Special Correspondent with CNN



Adventist Communications Network

Association for Death Education and Counseling
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System

National Association of Social Workers


Featured Panel

Samira K. Beckwith, LCSW, FACHE  

Sandy Chen Stokes, RN, PHN, MSN
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Wanda H. Jenkins, MHS
Richard Payne, MD
Paul Rosenblatt, PhD
Carlos Sandoval-Cros, MD



For Additional Information,

Contact:        Dr. Larry Force (845) 569-3405 or force@msmc.edu

                        Dr. Jeffrey Kahana 845 569-3151 or kahana@msmc.edu

HFA’s 2009 teleconference, Diversity and End-of-Life Care, will examine how diversity influences end-of-life decision making and the impact that culture has at the time of death and during bereavement. The program will also discuss the challenges that may occur when culture considerations may cause ethical concerns or moral distress.


Free and Open to the Public. Please Join Us.



Review Committee
David Gentner, MPA

Ruth Kershner, EdD, RN, CHES

William M. Lamers, Jr., MD

Patricia S. Singleton, MDiv, BC