“Living With Grief” Program

USC Sumter’s Center for End of Life Care will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s annual live-via-satellite education program, “Living with Grief:  Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life,” Wednesday, April 20, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the campus’ Anderson Library.

During the program, National Public Radio correspondent Cokie Roberts will moderate discussion by a panel of distinguished experts, who will examine issues regarding the social perspectives of medical ethics and how various health care settings may influence ethical decisions in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.  The panel of ethicists, educators, gerontologists and hospice experts will define, differentiate and demonstrate the interrelationships between values, ethics and law in health-care settings, and examine how cultural differences may influence ethical choices.



Cokie Roberts serves as senior news analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years.


“Continuing Education Credits will be available for a wide range of health care and other related professionals, including nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, psychologists, physicians, EMS personnel, EAPs and nursing home administrators,” according to Betty Harvey, director of USC Sumter’s Center for End of Life Care.  “A $25 processing fee will be assessed by the Hospice Foundation of America.  This program has been approved for three contact hours of continuing education by numerous professional boards in South Carolina.”

A required 30-minute local discussion session following the program will be led by Melissa Colvin, community education coordinator, and Lisa Nelligan, family support coordinator, both of Hospice Care of Tri-County.

For more information or questions relating to professional board approvals, please call Betty Harvey at (803) 938-3778.


  • This was the 12th Annual Living with Grief Conference
  • Continuing Education Contact Hours was available through the Hospice Foundation of America for Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Funeral Directors, Clergy, Psychologisty, Physicians, EMS personnel, EAPs and nursing home administrators

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