William Isele to Speak at End-of-Life Care Conference

Feb. 29, 2008

The New Jersey End-of-Life Nursing Consortium’s (NJ ELNEC) Third Annual Conference will feature a presentation by William Isele, former New Jersey Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, who will address “Planning for Transitional Care at the End of Life.”

Isele, an attorney in the Princeton office of Archer, P.C., will speak on the options available for end-of-life care, as well as the principles and values involved in making ethical treatment decisions at the end of life.

The conference, sponsored by the Center for Professional Development at Rutgers University’s College of Nursing, is scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2008, at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City.

The interdisciplinary symposium promotes end-of-life and palliative care best practices for professionals in a variety of health care settings, including nurses, clergy/chaplains, physicians, social workers, allied health personnel, counselors and pharmacists. Faculty provide up-to-date information, innovative ideas and current research regarding care of the dying client, presenting a holistic view across the life span.

Before joining Archer last year, Isele served as Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly for eight years under five New Jersey governors. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed Patient Care Ombudsman pursuant to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

In 2007, Isele was honored by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as “Public Servant of the Year.” He is the author of two books on health care law.

Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 150 lawyers in six offices serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 75 years. The firm’s principal office is in Haddonfield, N.J., with offices in Princeton and Flemington, N.J., Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and New York, N.Y. For more information visit www.archerlaw.com.

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