When Susan Griffiths of Winnipeg went to Switzerland a year ago to die by doctor-assisted suicide, it was headline news and re-ignited the debate around end-of-life issues. Responses to her death revealed that we are living in a time of shifting public sentiment when it comes to end-of-life issues, especially concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide…
What if you die overseas and I’m not there,” my mom said when I told her I had joined the Marines. I laughed and said that even if I were a civilian and died in the United States she most likely wouldn’t be there. Still, she worried that she would one day get a call saying that I’d been killed or was dying far from home.
My mother worried for nothing. Instead, over a decade later, I was the one who got the dreaded phone call…
The CMHA 2015 gathering will have the focus of physician-assisted suicide. We will post articles and resources to help you prepare for the conference.
Here is a tough one. Brittany, a 29 year-old who is dying from brain cancer plans to end her life on November 1st with a pill she received from her doctor.
Dianne Doyle, President and CEO of Providence Health agrees to be a keynote speaker at the CMHA 2014 Conference. Dianne has led Providence Health Care since 2006. She leads in a faith-based environment as a faith-based leader.
She leads Providence Health Care in a way that really cares about its mission. Everybody has a mission, but Providence really talks about its mission and vision, reminding itself that it’s a place that started out by paying attention to marginalized populations. That truly is a mantle she wears and leads throughout the organization.
Providence Health Care consists of 9 facilities, including St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Langara and seven community dialysis units.
Please pray for Dianne in her work as a health-care leader. Pray that God will give her words of encouragement and challenge for the participants of CMHA 2014.
CMHA Conference 2015 Agenda…