OU to Present Professional Development Workshop for Rabbis
The workshop will be held Thursday, March 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Orthodox Union headquarters, 11 Broadway in New York City and is a program of the OU Department of Community and Synagogue Services.
Topics will include:
The challenges doctors experience dealing with Orthodox patients;
Creating healing conversations that give strength and comfort to patients and caregivers;
The importance of a halachic living will and long-term care planning;
Guidelines used in end of life care that allow Orthodox patients to delegate a halachic advisor and physician;
Resources and services that can aid Orthodox families dealing with serious illness; and
Skills, tools and strategies that can be employed in helping individuals and families with end-of-life situations.
Panelist will include:
Dr. Alan Astrow, M.D., Director, Hematology and Oncology, Maimonides Medical Center;
Rabbi Kenneth Auman, Rabbi, Young Israel of Flatbush, Past President, Rabbinical Council of America;
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rabbi, Khal Bais Yitzchok, Brooklyn, NY;
Etytan Kobre, Esq., long-term care attorney;
Dr. Barbara Paris, M.D., Associate Chair of Geriatrics, Maimonides Medical Center;
Dr. Beth Propp, M.D. Associate Program Director of Hematology/Oncology, Maimonides Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.