Annual Diocesan Healthcare Day

2016 OSF Healthcare Seminars

Instead of hosting its own Diocesan Healthcare Day in 2016, the Diocesan Healthcare  Committee is partnering with OSF and their wonderful resources.

Register by emailing Kathy Crittenden at OSF Healthcare System.

The 2016 OSF HelathCare Ethics Seminar will take place in two locations:

  • The first session will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, October 14 at Spalding Pastoral Center (419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria).
  • The second session will begin at 12:30 pm on Monday, November 2 in the Auditorium at OSF Gildford Square (698 Featherstone Road, Rockford)

Behavioral Health and Addiction
Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz, Ph.D., Director of Ethics,
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of IL in Peoria
Cheryl A. Crowe, MSN, Director of Behavioral Health for OSF Health Care System

In this presentation, Behavioral Health and Addiction, the presenters will describe clinical and organizational ethics issues present in the care of persons with behavioral health and addiction challenges, including their impact on caregivers, and how these can impact clinical practices. We will hear about the current behavioral health resources available to support clinical practice as well as a glimpse of what is being put into place in the months to come.

Our response in the Catholic health care tradition is to see inherent dignity of all persons and to design appropriate care to meet the range of human needs.

POLST: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Erica J. Laethem, BeL, Ph.D (cand.), Regional Director of Ethics,
OSF HealthCare Northern Region & I-80
Laura Petersen, JD, Corporate Counsel, Ministry Services, OSF HealthCare Peoria

In the presentation on Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), we will hear about the recent changes to the actual State of Illinois form as well as cases that have raised for healthcare professionals questions about the appropriate response. The presenters will address both ethical and legal concerns.

Save the Date for next year's Diocesan Healthcare Day!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


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