Prognosis - Notes on Living

Learn more about PROGNOSIS – notes on living and watch the trailer.


PANELISTS

CCM Speak Sooner Panelist Dr Michael Welther

Michael J Welther
MD


CCM Speaksooner Panelist Attorney John Whalen

John Whalen
Attorney


CCM Speaksooner Panelist MSW Nancy Iserman

Nancy Iserman
MSW


CCM SpeakSooner Panelist Jenna Peeler

Jenna Peeler
Patient


MODERATOR

Dr Bernard Bandman

Dr. Bernard Bandman
CCM Executive Director

Comfort or Conflict in End-of-Life Care: A Discussion About What’s Missing with Advance Directives

This SpeakSooner® Community Education program will be live at the Bennington Performing Arts Center and streamed through our website on May 24 at 6pm. Please check the registration box for your attendance preference.

The program will include a documentary film, PROGNOSIS – notes on living, a panel discussion and Q&A.

In recent years there have been initiatives urging people to complete an advance directive. But, do advance directives stand the test of time?

The award-winning film, Prognosis, provides a valuable example of how end-of-life care can look. This film will be the springboard for our panel to offer multiple perspectives on this critical community conversation about what matters at the end of life.

Our panelists: Michael J Welther, MD; attorney, John Whalen; Nancy Iserman, MSW; and patient, Jenna Peeler bring their personal and professional experience to a discussion about issues surrounding these important decisions. CCM Executive Director, Bernard M Bandman, PhD will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Panelists

Nancy Iserman received her MSW from the University of Connecticut. She has 25 years experience working as a medical social worker and is currently employed at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Jenna Peeler had lived an active lifestyle until 2014 when she contracted myalgic encephalomyelitis, a chronic disease that affects multiple body systems and causes severe fatigue. Since that time she has often been bedridden. Jenna has had to learn to be her own best advocate in navigating the healthcare system.

Michael Welther received his MD from the University of Wisconsin and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Arizona. He has been a primary care physician in Arlington, VT for over 35 years.

John Whalen received his Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School and has practiced in Arlington and Manchester, VT for 25 years. His focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration and real estate matters.

Moderator

Bernard Bandman, PhD is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM). Since 2001, CCM has developed programs and tools to improve communication between patients facing serious illness, their loved ones and healthcare providers.

Comfort or Conflict in End-of-Life Care: A Discussion About What’s Missing with Advance Directives

This SpeakSooner® Community Education program will be live at the Bennington Performing Arts Center and streamed through our website on May 24 at 6pm. Please check the registration box for your attendance preference.

The program will include a documentary film, PROGNOSIS – notes on living, a panel discussion and Q&A.

In recent years there have been initiatives urging people to complete an advance directive. But, do advance directives stand the test of time?

The award-winning film, Prognosis, provides a valuable example of how end-of-life care can look. This film will be the springboard for our panel to offer multiple perspectives on this critical community conversation about what matters at the end of life.

Our panelists: Michael J Welther, MD; attorney, John Whalen; Nancy Iserman, MSW; and patient, Jenna Peeler bring their personal and professional experience to a discussion about issues surrounding these important decisions. CCM Executive Director, Bernard M Bandman, PhD will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public.

Program Registration

Name
Address
I plan to attend the program:

Prognosis - Notes on Living

Learn more about PROGNOSIS – notes on living and watch the trailer.


PANELISTS

CCM Speak Sooner Panelist Dr Michael Welther

Michael J Welther
MD


CCM Speaksooner Panelist Attorney John Whalen

John Whalen
Attorney


CCM Speaksooner Panelist MSW Nancy Iserman

Nancy Iserman
MSW


CCM SpeakSooner Panelist Jenna Peeler

Jenna Peeler
Patient


MODERATOR

Dr Bernard Bandman

Dr. Bernard Bandman
CCM Executive Director

Panelists

Nancy Iserman received her MSW from the University of Connecticut. She has 25 years experience working as a medical social worker and is currently employed at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Jenna Peeler had lived an active lifestyle until 2014 when she contracted myalgic encephalomyelitis, a chronic disease that affects multiple body systems and causes severe fatigue. Since that time she has often been bedridden. Jenna has had to learn to be her own best advocate in navigating the healthcare system.

Michael Welther received his MD from the University of Wisconsin and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Arizona. He has been a primary care physician in Arlington, VT for over 35 years.

John Whalen received his Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School and has practiced in Arlington and Manchester, VT for 25 years. His focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration and real estate matters.

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