19th Annual Public Conversation: Journey's End


Sunday, November 16, 4 PM
Christian Theological Seminary, Shelton Auditorium
1000 W. 42 St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Maps & Parking Here
FREE

Registration for the Public Conversation is full – HOWEVER – we encourage you to put your name on the waiting list as there is a strong likelihood that you will still be able to attend this year’s event! PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE WAITING LIST by clicking the "Add to Waitlist" button above. Once on the Wait List, please arrive at CTS by 3:30p for possible admittance into the auditorium. No communication will be sent regarding a change in status from waitlist to Registered.

Please register HERE.

A conversation on end-of-life issues brings together the perspectives of care giver, patient, and physician. Speakers include bestselling writer and journalist Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence; cancer survivor and New York Times #1 bestselling author/poet Mark Nepo; and Dr. Timothy E. Quill, Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care, University of Rochester School of Medicine. 

Public Conversationalists will also be presenters at a two-day symposium on November 17-18, 2014 called Passages and Promises: Innovations in Palliative Care Research Education and Practice, presented by the Mary Margaret Walther Program in Palliative Care Research and Education at the IUPUI Campus Center. For more info and registration, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/walther-symposium.

Presented by Spirit & Place Festival with Walther Program in Palliative Care Research and Education; Christian Theological Seminary; CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions; Columbia Club; Goldstein Group Financial Advisory LLC; Indiana Humanities; IU Health Division for Values, Ethics, and Pastoral Services; Joseph's Oriental Rug Imports; and WFYI. 317-278-3623 or festival@iupui.edu.



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Public Conversationalists

As the bestselling author of 16 books including Passages, Gail Sheehy has rocked the culture and changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. In 2010 she took on the most challenging and personal issue in her latest book, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence. She tells the inspiring story of her own 17-year journey caring for her husband and fills the book with stories of relatable families, along with their most creative strategies. Her new memoir Daring: My Passages will be released in September.

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for 40 years. A New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, he has published 14 books, recorded eight audio projects, and appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. As a cancer survivor, Nepo devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and he often works with healing and medical communities.

Dr. Timothy E. Quill
is a professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care and a board-certified palliative care consultant. He has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision making, and is the author of several books on end-of life, including Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, among others. Quill was the lead physician plaintiff in the New York State legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death that was heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill v. Vacco).

Public Conversationalists will also be presenters at a two-day symposium on November 17-18, 2014 called Passages and Promises: Innovations in Palliative Care Research Education and Practice, presented by the Mary Margaret Walther Program in Palliative Care Research and Education at the IUPUI Campus Center. For more info and registration, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/walther-symposium.

 



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Special thanks to our sponsors!



  Walther Program in Palliative  
Care Research  and Education
   


      








Columbia Club 
 






Division for Values, Ethics, and Pastoral Services