24th Annual “Ministering to the Elderly” Conference

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


This year’s conference will be led by Dr. Jessica N. Zitter, a noted physician, palliative care expert and medical ethicist. Dr. Zitter calls us to rethink the role that each one of us has in deciding the best course of action when someone is near the end of life and to revisit what we mean by being a hero in such a situation.

Dr. Zitter will lead conference participants in the discussion of our individual roles in searching for a “good death.” She will touch upon models of ethical decision making that allow us to identify the values at stake, to recognize the relation between such values and to gauge how they apply to the patient’s situation. The program will help us assess how our values influence the end-of-life decisions and devise a strategy in each individual case to deal with tensions that arise between conflicting values. The conference also will also discuss ethical frameworks for decision making, helping us establish a dialogue between all parties concerned, formulate patient-centered care plans that respect cultural and personal backgrounds and beliefs, and examine the challenges that autonomy may pose in end-of-life care.

Continuing education credits will be available for mental health care professionals, guardians and nursing home administrators.

Miami Jewish Health
Ruby Auditorium
5200 NE 2ndAve
Miami, FL 33137

$36 per person

Includes CE credit, continental breakfast and lunch. 

Miami Jewish Health maintains a traditional kosher kitchen but is not under an external kosher supervision agency. Please call 786.866.8621 if you request a kosher certified meal (KM Hashgacha) or if you have a special dietary request.

Sponsorships and exhibit tables available. Call 786.866.8621 for more information.