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Coastal Carolina to present end-of-life ethics discussion

August 22, 2005

"Medicine and Ethics at the End of Life" is the topic for a panel discussion as part of the "Tea and Ethics" series at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Coastal's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, the event will be in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 249. It is free and open to the public.

The same discussion will repeat at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield, room 109, on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Addressing the controversial issue will be:

- Dr. Charles Sasser, director of the Palliative Care Center, Conway Medical Center, on the aims and medical methods of palliative care.

- Sister Connie Fahey, director of Mercy Hospice and Palliative Care, on the aims and services of the Hospice movement.

- Phil Schneider, associate professor of medical ethics at Coastal, on the ethics of advance directives and medical decisions to end life.

Complimentary tea will be served. For more information, call the Jackson Center at 349-4149 or the Waccamaw Higher Education Center at 349-3040. .