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Maximize—Don’t Marginalize, Week 2 – End-of-Life Care: Wounded Healers

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5
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End-of-life care should not signify ending care for those who are most vulnerable. Rather, it requires that our primary focus should be on the dying patient. This session will focus on medical ethics and advocacy for the most important party at any dying individual’s bedside—the dying person. All other stakeholders must come to share in their struggle as support givers who are “wounded healers.” Medical professionals must serve as “technological wizards” and “compassionate care guides,” as medical ethicist Robert Lyman Potter argues. The rest of us must also learn to balance objective or medical considerations and subjective or empathic concerns in embodying keen care for the dying patient or loved one.

Presenter: Robert Lyman Potter, with Paul Louis Metzger moderating.

About Dr. Robert Lyman Potter: Dr.  Potter’s professional life has combined medical practice, teaching, and bioethics consultation. He practiced internal medicine and geriatrics while teaching for the University of Kansas School of Medicine and at OHSU from 2004 to 2015. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and has been elected as Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Potter also holds a PhD in religion, psychology, and ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School. From 1994 until his retirement in 2004, he was the bioethics scholar, instructor, and consultant for the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, MO. From 2004 to 2014 he was Senior Scholar for the Center for Ethics in Healthcare at OHSU. Dr. Potter served as scientific adviser for the AAAS Science for Seminaries project, to increase scientific content in theological education at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and is a frequent advisor and contributor to New Wine events.
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Register for this one session ($5) or the whole series of six ($25).

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About the Maximize—Don’t Marginalize Conference Series

Watch the 5-minute introduction to the conference series!
Synopsis of the Conference Series:
We live in a day and age where it is so easy to depersonalize other humans. It is vitally important to maximize others’ personhood in view of their inherent dignity rather than minimize them. An all-encompassing Christian doctrine of creation will require that we treat the human as well as non-human creation as sacred rather than profane. New Wine’s upcoming conference “Maximize—Don’t Marginalize” will address various pressing issues along these lines: suicide prevention, end-of-life care, minority religious groups’ freedoms, the non-human creation’s welfare, racial sensitivity and policing, and LGBTQ+ youths’ wellbeing. Please join us for these live webinar sessions that will take place every Thursday evening from April 13th to May 18th. All sessions in this series:
  • April 13: Suicide Prevention: Beyond Shame to Shalom
  • April 20: End-of-Life Care: Wounded Healers
  • April 27: Freedoms for Religious Minorities: The Fully Clothed Public Square
  • May 4: Creation Care: Pro-Life, All Life
  • May 11: Race and Policing: Black and Blue Lives Matter
  • May 18: LGBTQ+ Youth: Fostering Care Close to Home
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