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 Date: October 26, 2005 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV Hosts Victoria Ethics Alliance Luncheon On Advanced Directives


 

Recent media attention on end-of-life issues has peaked interest in advanced directives that outline an individual’s medical wishes in the case of debilitating illness or unexpected injury. To provide information on this topic, the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) will host a Victoria Ethics Alliance (VEA) presentation titled “Legal Aspects of Advanced Directives” at noon on Monday, November 7, in the UHV Multi Purpose Room.


The presentation is open to local members of the health care profession, including nurses, social workers and psychologists, as well as any community members interested in learning more about the Texas Advanced Directives Act.


After the presentation covering end-of-life issues and how advanced directives can help ensure medical wishes are met, members of the VEA will be available to answer questions and aid attendees in completing their own advanced directives should they choose to do so. Although advanced directives are most immediately useful for older adults, everyone can benefit from having one on file with their physician.


A light lunch will be provided by the UHV Office of Professional Development. For a nominal fee, attendees may also receive continuing education credits for their participation in the program.


Those interested in attending the presentation can reserve a seat by calling (361) 575-7441. For more information on this luncheon or other UHV continuing education programs, contact Sharon Long in the Office of Professional Development at (361) 570-4383.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.