• End of Life Decision Making Focus of Annual Conference

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    January 09, 2019
    MidMichigan Health
    News Release
    For Immediate Release
    January 9, 2019
    End of Life Decision Making Focus of Annual Conference
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Each year, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Spiritual Care Conference engages the community in exploring spiritual matters as they relate to health and health care. The purpose of the conference is to help meet the spiritual needs of patients and to better serve families and staff.
    This year’s conference will focus on helping individuals make meaningful end of life decisions framed in both practical and spiritual terms. Through a variety of presenters, attendees will learn how clinicians determine whether a patient is capable of making decisions regarding their own medical care; practical tools to ensure that legal documents impacting quality of life are accurately completed; examples on how to discuss plans for end of life care with family and friends; key differences between spirituality and religion, and more.
    The conference will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Midland Country Club, 1120 W. Andrews Rd., in Midland. The conference is free, but space is limited. Those who would like to attend may register at www.midmichigan.org/spiritualcare. Those needing assistance with registration may contact MidMichigan Health Line at (989) 837-9090. Continuing education credits will be available to physicians, nurses and social workers.
    This event is made possible by the donations to the Spiritual Care Fund at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland by members of the local spiritual and church community.
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,800 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2017.
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    Millie Jezior, Public Relations Manager
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