Final Goodbyes: Death and Dying Across the Faith Traditions

Start Date: Thursday, June 5 2014
End Date: Thursday, June 5 2014
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Course Overview:
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Final Goodbyes: Death and Dying Across the Faith Traditions
Presented in collaboration with Henry Ford Health System and the Interfaith Leadership Council
Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:30am - 12pm
Henry Ford West Bloomfield, Demonstration Kitchen
6777 W. Maple Road., West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Learn about death and dying across five different faith traditions to better support and care for patients and their families at the end of life.
  • Reverend Dr. John Duckworth, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist of Westland
  • Imam Abdullah El-Amin, Detroit Muslim Center
  • Kay Givens McGowan, Choctaw-Cherokee Heritage
  • Raman Singh, Gurdwara Sahib Hidden Falls, Plymouth
  • David Techner, Ira Kaufman Chapel, Southfield





8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am Welcome and Introductions Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom
9:10am - 9:15am Interfaith Leadership Council B. Brutell/Gail Katz
9:15am - 9:35am Christian Faith Traditions Rev. Dr. John Duckworth
9:35am - 9:55am Hindu Faith Traditions Shama Mehta
9:55am - 10:15am Jewish Faith Traditions David Techner
10:15am - 10:25am Break
10:25am - 10:55am Muslim Faith Traditions Imam Abdullah El-Amin
10:55am - 11:15am Sikh Faith Traiditons Raman Singh
11:15am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom
12:00pm Adjorn



Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



Henry Ford Health System designates this live course for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity



In Compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.




Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring that our patients and their companions who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access to all the services provided at our facilities. As part of a settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint, Henry Ford is implementing new and additional processes to enhance our communication efforts with patients and their companions who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. This includes providing at no cost to patients and their companions the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices. Each Henry Ford business unit will soon be assigned a designated program administrator to help ensure effective communication for patients and their companions. More details about these improvements are forthcoming. For information, please call Jane Felczak (313) 874-9571 or email


Henry Ford Health System Nursing Development (OH 312, 11-1-2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

Venue: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Professional Credit:
Credit Type Sponsor Credits
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) 2.50
Non-Physician Credit Hours 2.50