Saturday, April 24
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/Caring-Hearts-and-Hands-of-Columbia-104862761099720
Caring Hearts and Hands of Columbia will facilitate a conversation with experts.
Miranda Lewis, the niece of Nancy Cruzan, speaks from family experience about dying with dignity. Lewis’ family was in the midst of a public court case in the late 1980s that led to a right-to-die case that transfixed the nation. The case would end up going to the Supreme Court and result in a 5-4 decision that led Cruzan’s feeding tube to be removed after eight years in a vegetative state.
Dr. Kate Grossman, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Boone Health, will speak about the need to respect the wishes at the end of life. Grossman has been involved in the end-of-life decisions of those who are making critical decisions. Grossman will provide a helpful perspective on the importance of respecting the wishes of those who near the end of their lives.