This four week course will examines one of the most profound, yet rarely discussed of human experiences – death, dying and the process of grief. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and guest speakers, this course aims at initiating meaningful conversations about end-of-life issues in order to lessen the stigma associated with the subject. By engaging in open and respectful discussions about death and dying, we will be better prepared to face one of most difficult times in life. Topics such as medical assistance in dying, ethical issues in end-of-life care, advance care planning, are just some of the thought provoking topics we will discuss.
Thursdays, Sept. 21 & 28 Wednesdays, Oct. 11 & 18 at 6:30 p.m.
HOTEL-DIEU GRACE HEALTHCARE, CHRYSLER ROOM, 1453 Prince Road, Windsor, Ontario
INSTRUCTOR: MARIA GIANNOTTI
Maria Giannotti BEd, MA, MSB is a graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine and Clarkson University Bioethics Program New York. She has held leadership positions in healthcare and education and has pioneered a number of innovative programs throughout her 30 year career. Maria is an international consultant and educator in bioethics and healthcare leadership and as well as an instructor for Faculty of Nursing University of Windsor where she teaches the Human Meaning of Death.