Press Release: Medical Ethics Discussion From Local Authorities Focus of ACLA Presentations

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015)…. Do you have end-of-life directives?  How can you make sure those directives are clearly conveyed?  How might a natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina, impact those directives?   How do medical personnel make decisions in such extreme circumstances?  The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is pleased to announce the following presentations on medical care ethics from local experts.  Sarah Stockey, Clinical Ethics Fellow/Supervisor Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, and Jason Byron, Manager, Medical Ethics, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, will share information and answer questions at local libraries about medical ethics training and implementation in hospitals and during emergencies.  The discussions will also include end-of-life directive options and how patients can effectively express medical care wishes.

The presentation topics directly relate to ACLA’s 2015 One Book One Community book selection, Five Days at Memorial, by Sheri Fink.

Each presentation will be 30-45 minutes followed by questions and answers.  There is no cost for admission.

Dates/Times and Locations:
03/17/15      7:00 – 8:00 pm            Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
03/26/15      7:00 – 8:00 pm            Upper St. Clair Township Library. 1820 McLaughlin Run Road
04/08/15      6:00 – 7:00 pm            Carnegie Library – Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Avenue
04/22/15      7:00 – 8:00 pm            Cooper Siegel Community Library. 403 Fox Chapel Road
05/07/15      7:00 – 8:00 pm            Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road
05/12/15      6:00 – 7:00 pm            Bethel Park Public Library, 5100 West Library Avenue
05/21/15      7:00 – 8:00 pm            Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Street CANCELLED


About the Allegheny County Library Association The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is a system of 45 independent public libraries with more than 70 locations that work together, share resources and cooperate to better serve county residents. These libraries are community connectors providing opportunities for personal and professional development through access to content and experiences for all ages. ACLA libraries support education and exploration while developing early literacy skills, school readiness and lifelong learning.  aclalibraries.org

For more information, contact:
Chrisoula Randas Perdziola
Communications and Community Partnerships Coordinator Allegheny County Library Association
22 Wabash Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
412.921.1123 x304