Reimagining End-of-Life Care: A Multi-Faith Exploration

By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Nov 1, 2018 | Interreligious

The 2018 Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture

Modern medicine presents us with complex choices at the end of life. How do we navigate our options? How do we ensure the best care for the whole person—at the end of life—in a highly mechanized health system? What guidance and wisdom can diverse religious traditions and communities provide?

Keynote Speaker: Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, ICU and Palliative Care Specialist, Highland Hospital, Oakland, California, and author of Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life.

Panelists: Rev. Lisa D. Jenkins, Senior Pastor, St. Matthew’s Baptist Church of Harlem; Khalid L. Rehman, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital, New York; Rabbi Mychal B. Springer, Director, Center for Pastoral Education, JTS.

Moderator: Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary.