Caregiving: A Practical Class on Loving the Sick

When: Monday, October 23, at 7:00 pm

Where: St. Raymond Parish Center

What to expect:

  • Mother Teresa and Caring for the Sick and Dying
  • Catholic Understanding of Suffering
  • Catholic Principles on End-of-Life Care
  • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Ordinary vs. Extraordinary Care
  • Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Directives
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • How To’s: Practical Ways to Comfort the Sick
  • How To’s: How to Care for a Caregiver
  • What Not to Do’s: Things to Avoid Saying to a Sick Person

About the Facilitators:

Christina Turn is a pediatric resident at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford. She recently completed her medical education at the University of Florida, where she was the Community Service Chair of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Christina has long been passionate about working with patients with chronic illnesses and their families, and she particularly enjoys the joys and challenges of being a young, Catholic physician

Jesson Mata is a caregiver who worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India at orphanages, houses for the dying, and schools in the slums. He has managed the care of the elderly as well as those in hospice.

Dr. Christina Turn after receiving her MD.

Jesson Mata with the Masis (assistant caregivers) at the Gandhi Welfare Center in the slums of Calcutta, India where he taught Hindu and Muslim children.

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