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Doctor to lead discussion of opiates and end-of-life care for medical ethics talk at Thiel College


Doctor to lead discussion of opiates and end-of-life care for medical ethics talk at Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Robert Arnold, M.D., a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences will speak at the annual Community Medical Ethics Project’s fall conference at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at Thiel College about opiates and ethical issues in palliative care.

The conference is free and open to the public.

Arnold is a faculty scholar on the Project on Death in America and is working to teach physician leaders how to educate peers to better communicate regarding ethical, psychosocial, and existential issues at the end-of-life. His clinical activities focus on providing palliative care consultations and primary care to HIV-positive inpatients. His research activities focus on teaching ethics to residents, doctor/patient communication regarding end-of-life issues, and organ donation.

The talk will be in the College’s Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the Passavant Center parking lot and the Howard Miller Center.

Shuttle signage will designate pick up/drop off locations.

The format for the Community Medical Ethics Project’s conference has changed recently. It is now a single-session conference held once each year. The Community Medical Ethics Project is a collaboration between UPMC Horizon, Thiel College, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s continuing care community. Its mission is to help people in the community better understand medical ethics issues, so they can make better decisions involving their healthcare. The presentation is approved for American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 credits and for nurses’ continuing education units.

For more information or to register, call 724-983-7505. Registration is available at the door.

About Thiel College

Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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