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End-of-Life Forum for the Community 

Death and dying are difficult topics, even in best-case scenarios. Part of this stems from the silence and uneasiness that often engulfs individuals and family members confronting end-of-life circumstances.

With this community-wide forum, we hope to open people’s minds and hearts to sharing their thoughts, wishes, and experiences around dying and death—thereby aiding not only themselves and their families, but the broader care-providing community as well.

Given the aging of the U.S. population and the changes in our country’s healthcare system, conversations and education about end-of-life issues are timelier than ever for individuals, families, communities, businesses, and healthcare professionals. So, let’s #StartTheEndOfLifeConvo.


Dying in America: A Roadmap for Improving Quality and Honoring Preferences for Care

Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP


On Nursing Home and Hospice Care

Thomas Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, CMD, HMDC, FACP, AGSF


Spiritual Life at the End of Life

Chaplain Levi Gangi

Rabbi Dr. Sandra Katz

Theo Munson

Muhammad Shafiq, PhD

Donald F. Schwab, PhD 


The Promise of Palliative Care—and the Possibility of a Physician-Assisted Death as a Last Resort

Timothy E. Quill MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Upcoming events

No events available

Past events

Thursday, September 14, 2017 End of Life Forum for the Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I obtain a MOLST form? 

Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)  forms can be obtained from your physician. If you physician is not familiar with MOLST you can also obtain the form and learn more from Patricia A. Bomba MD, FACP by calling her office 585-238-4514. 


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