Mark your calendar!
BANIA's October 29th, 11:00 am (1 hour) 2022 quarterly educational event regards a topic of interest to every informatics nurse not only professionally but also personally. The presenter will be Dr. Dan Morhaim, physician and legislator in the State of Maryland. His talk is entitled End of Life and Informatics.
Attendance at this session and completion of an evaluation form gets you a one-hour Continuing Education Unit (CEU). It costs $5 (ANIA member) or $10 (non-member).
Dr. Morhaim is expert on POLST/MOLSTs, DNRs, Living Wills, Advance Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, organ/tissue donation wishes, and the informatics mechanisms that make these documents accessible. His book Preparing for a Better End
was published in 2020 by Johns Hopkins Press. https://www.thebetterend.com/
Essential reading for anyone who expects someday to die. In other words, all of us!
Every family confronts the impending death of loved ones. I wrote a book, “The Better End,” to support them. I also did a major overhaul of our organ donation laws. Now, Maryland has one of best organ donation collection and distribution systems in the country. People still come up to me and say, “Thanks to you, I’m alive with a new heart.”
"Dr. Morhaim helps [us] to see that while death does have its sting, it need not be bitter, and each of us can prepare for the end in better ways." – Maya Angelou