“Assisting Families with End of Life Issues”

Presentations by Dr. Fritz Baumgartner & Sister Marie Estelle, OCD
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Madonna Hall at Santa Teresita
Bring a sack lunch, drinks provided | Employees Free, Visitors $2

When a loved one becomes ill and is drawing closer to eternity, a very special time of life begins. On this last leg of our earthly journey, both the loved one and the family need loving support and guidance. How does one minister both of these in this important time? Join Dr. Fritz Baumgartner and Sister Marie Estelle as they share valuable information on the end of life issues in today’s society. This day promises to bring clarity and hope, as they weave in authentic Catholic Church doctrine and sound ethical principles.

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Our last Bioethics Seminar was in April 2013.   Below is a response from an attendee: 

First of all, thank you for being interested in the field of bioethics. The world of science is progressing very fast, changes happen very rapidly, and I firmly believe that we need to keep abreast of them. It isn’t so easy to find a bioethics seminar here in southern California, and I jumped with joy when I read on your website that you were offering one.

I attended and was not disappointed. Having ample opportunity to meet the other 40 participants, I met nurses, administrators, family members, Carmelite Sisters, and the presenters who were most knowledgeable. Kudos for pairing up a bioethicist and a physican who is a medical director of a skilled nursing center. It made for an insightful, thought-provoking, interplay of perspectives in this field.

I was excited to learn these perspectives regarding end-of-life issues in particular. Santa Teresita’s mission to be “At the Service of the Family for Life” is awesome! I had heard about Santa Teresita, but having now visited your Neighborhood of Care personally, I am able to see firsthand the great work you are doing. Keep it up! I need you. The world needs you.

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