Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 1:05pm - 2:00pm
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According to a 2013 national survey 90% of Americans said that it was very important to have a conversation about end-of-life wishes – but only 27% have done so. So why have so few families talked about end of life desires?  “It is just too awkward” “Mom would be upset if I bring it up” “My kids don’t want to hear about this” “I don’t know what to say.”
What constitutes a “good death?” What does Jewish law and Jewish medical ethics have to say about withholding certain treatments? What if I change my mind? What if Mom or Dad develop dementia? What is the role of hospice? Most importantly, how can I identify the values that can guide a difficult decision? Let’s start the conversation.

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Nehama Glogower

Chaplain, St Joseph Mercy Hospice
After teaching in Jewish day school for many years, I tumbled into chaplaincy training, eventually becoming a hospice chaplain. I’ve learned how to speak openly and safely about death, and seen how beneficial these conversations can be.

Sunday March 22, 2020 1:05pm - 2:00pm EDT
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