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Niagara University presents hospital chaplain panel discussion

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Tue, Jan 29th 2019 12:15 pm

Four local clergy and religious who serve as hospital chaplains in Western New York will discuss their roles, as well as the challenges and rewards they face and the ethical dilemmas they have confronted, at a panel discussion at Niagara University. The discussion is co-sponsored by Niagara University’s Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare and the Center for the Study and Practice of Religion. It will take place from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407.

Panelists will include the Rev. James Bastian, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville, and chaplain at the Buffalo VA Medical Center and at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Sister Judith Terrameo, chaplain at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston; the Rev. Vincent Eisaman, pastor of the United Baptist Christian Church in Lewiston, and chaplain at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center; and the Rev. Richard H. Augustyn, director of pastoral services at Buffalo General Medical Center in Buffalo, and the director of the St. Jude Center.

A Q&A session will follow. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Craig J. Rivera, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, at [email protected].

The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare is dedicated to investigating the various ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing the local and global communities. The Niagara University Center for the Study and Practice of Religion seeks to engage in and promote scholarship and creative work on all assets of religion.

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