Health Care Conference

Featured Speakers:
Mr. Stephen Mikochik
Human Life in the Balance: Health Care Rationing and Disabled People
Mr. Mikochik will discuss current threats to the dignity of persons with disabilities. Mr. Mikochik is the chair of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability and a professor at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Before coming to Temple, he was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked to enforce the rights of disabled people.
Dr. Marie Hilliard
Threats to Persons with Disabilities, at the Hand of the Very Society Charged with Protecting its Members
Dr. Hilliard will examine the implications of the passage of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act how it will impact ethical health care issues. Dr. Hilliard is Director of Bioethics and Public Policy for the National Catholic Bioethics Center and chairs the Ethics Committee of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. She has been published with numerous awards over her career and including the Meritorious Service Medal for her 20 years as a registered nurse and Colonel. Dr. Hilliard is a canon lawyer and the former director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference.
Connie Rakitan
Mental Illness: The Overlooked Disability
Ms. Rakitan will discuss supporting the spiritual and social needs of people with mental illness. Rakitan, a member of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Commission on Mental Illness, is the founder of Faith and Fellowship, a support group for people with severe mental illness. Over the past 30 years, Ms. Rakitan has worked with countless people with mental illness, and has found that for many, faith is the only relief they can obtain.
Health care administrators, nurses, physicians, chaplains, priests, deacons and anyone serving people with disabilities should plan to attend.
October 25th, 2010 Boniface Hall, St. Alexius Hospital Bismarck, FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER Log on to  or Call 701-223-2519 Toll Free 1-888-419-1237
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