The University of Arizona

FreeThought Arizona Monthly Program - 'What Nobody Ever Told You About Advance Directives'

Taught by a certified fellow in thanatology, this presentation will teach you to equip yourself with knowledge and have your wishes honored regarding end-of-life care. The appalling fact is that 70 to 80 percent of the time, your wishes will NOT be honored, even with a living will or durable medical power of attorney. Discover how you can change this. We will also explore how our culture contributes to the need for such directives.

About the speaker: John Abraham, an Episcopal priest and certified fellow in thanatology, is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant with more than 40 years of experience as a counselor, therapist, patient-care advocate and health care administrator. He has worked in hospitals, hospices, religious institutions, schools and social service agencies. Abraham has given presentations to many professional organizations such as hospice staff, nurses, paramedics, social workers, police, clergy, emergency-care givers, home health staff, nursing home and assisted living staff, educators and others. He is the author of several chapters of death-related books and numerous such articles and has also published in such journals as Thanatos, Omega and several nationwide newsletters.

Abraham serves a wide range of individuals, corporations, partnerships and nonprofit organizations and is an expert in the field of thanatology, which is the study of death and death-related issues.

Parking for this event is free in the visitor parking lot. This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

June 17, 2012   10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Audience Size: 
Medium (51-100)


Main Campus
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus DuVal Auditorium
Tucson, AZ
United States

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