'Communicating with Patients and Families at End of Life' discussion April 23

Erik Joh
Erik Joh

April 15, 2015 - The School of Nursing will host the panel discussion, "Conversations with Leaders: Communicating with Patients and Families at End of Life" on Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, on the North Haven Campus.

Attorney Erik Joh will be the special guest speaker. Joh is a partner in the law firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell's in Boynton Beach, Florida. He specializes in estates, trusts and wealth planning. 

Joh is a trustee of the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation from which the School of Nursing received an award. The foundation's primary mission is to provide educational opportunities and needed medical care for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are unable to afford them.

Joh served on the Board of Governors, American National Red Cross for more than six years and received the Harriman Award for Exceptional Leadership National Red Cross. His professional career in combination with his understanding of the nursing role has kindled his interest in end-of life care for individuals and families.

The other speakers are: Susan Flannigan, a graduate of Quinnipiac's doctor of nursing practice program who served as a director at Connecticut Hospice; Dr. Alison Lane-Reticker, who spent 29 years as an emergency physician, did a part-time fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, and worked on palliative medicine consult teams and as a hospice physician; and Rhea C. Sanford, who worked 10 years in psychiatry and 25 years in medical-surgical nursing. She has also taught courses on ethical principles and practice.

Quinnipiac students Michael Fraser, Jonathan Gaddis, Christine Moise, Sarah Nelson, Darren Pipitone and Katherine Quinn will also participate.

The event is free and open to the public. Register here.