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    Forensic Fridays Seminar Explores End-of-Life Decisions

    The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law continues its Forensic Fridays series with The Science and Law of End-of-Life Decisions.

    As the region's population continues to age and medical advances permit longer lives than were previously possible, questions about how and when to end life abound. From the execution of living wills and advance directives in hospitals and nursing homes to the use of pain relief medications for the terminally ill, the issue raises multiple legal, ethical and scientific concerns.

    Guest speakers include Dr. Henk ten Have, professor and director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University; Lillian Sweeney, nurse educator at Family Hospice & Palliative Care; and Carol Sikov Gross, certified elder law attorney.

    Forensic Fridays was developed by the Wecht Institute to offer continuing legal education opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

    When: Friday, March 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Information: This seminar is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for two hours of substantive CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for government attorneys and nurses, and $75 for private attorneys. Call 412.396.1330, email or visit for more information and to register.


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