End of Life Decisions Forum


We thank all who attended, and we hope you learned a lot.

Medical Speaker

William L. Toffler, M.D.

  1. Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Education Section in Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

  1. Co-Founder & National Director of Physicians for Compassionate Care

  1. National speaker on the Oregon experience with physician-assisted suicide, Euthanasia, medical ethics, and the pros and cons of Advanced Medical Directives

Legal Speaker

Charles E. Rice, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.

  1. Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School

  1. Presenter of EWTN 13-part TV series, The Good Code: The Natural Law

  1. Author of many articles including “The Progression of Euthanasia” and “Schiavo not to be overlooked”

Spiritual Speaker

Reverend Brian Dellaert, BT., S.T.L.

  1. Associate Pastor at St. Jude Parish in Cedar Rapids

  1. Gifted Homilist and public speaker on a variety of moral issues

Hospice Speaker

Leanne Burrack, RN, BSN, CHPN

  1. Director of Hospice of Mercy, 29 years of clinical and nursing administration experience

  1. Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society in 1997

  1. She received Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative

Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 9 am (Past)

Are you prepared for the possibility of not being capable of making your own medical decisions? Would you want to die like Terri Schiavo did by starvation and dehydration? How can you prepare the way so this won’t happen to you? Come to this forum and find out!

Please park in the Parkade and enter through the south door on Level #1. Registration will start at 8 am. We will offer a one-hour lunch break. Mercy Hospital’s Cafeteria will be open and available for lunch.

Date:       Saturday, April 28, 2007

Time:       8 am - 2:45 pm

    8:00 am Registration

    9:00 am Start

    2:45 pm End

Venue:     Hallagan Education Center in Mercy Hospital

Address:   701 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Admission: $15 before April 14, $25 after April 14

More info: Not available after the event