While Americans strive to control nearly every aspect of their lives, many of us abandon control of life's final passage. The realities of 21st-century medicine allow most of us to be empowered in end-of-life situations, yet most Americans are not taking the simple, free steps that allow this to happen. The implications for us personally, for respect for our own individual values, and for our loved ones are primary, but there are legal and economic aspects as well. Dan Morhaim, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician, 24-year Maryland state legislator, and a 16-year veteran faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health provides practical guidance – and a lively and engaging speaking style - to this challenging and universal topic, one we tend to avoid but ought not to.
Covid-19 policies will be in effect throughout programming, please review the JES Covid-19 policy here. Patrons will need to show their vaccination cards or proof of a negative test. While Erie County remains on alert, masks will be required. Advanced registration is required for all JES events. Tickets will not be sold at or during events. This special lecture is $15/person and $25 with a guest. All JES programming is free to all Erie County students with advanced registration and proof of enrollment at event check-in. To register with the student discount, use the coupon code "eriecountystudents" and make sure to bring proof of enrollment to the programs you register for. Payments must be made at registration. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover accepted. Cash payments are no longer accepted by the Jefferson.
Dan Morhaim, M.D. brings a unique background: Emergency Medicine physician (45 years); Maryland state legislator (24 years, 1995-2019); faculty Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (16 years); healthcare consultant; and author. His second book, from Johns Hopkins Press, is “Preparing for A Better End” (www.thebetterend. com).