Life: Need for Happiness: Development of a Neonatal Hospice Care Program

A discussion of the question: Is life worth living and nurturing when diagonosed with a lethal diagnosis?

with Elvira PARRAVICINI, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University, and Neonatal Attending, New York-Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center

The first in a series of public events on end of life issues, Dr. Elvira Parravicini will speak about her experience with terminally ill patients. She is the foundress of a hospice/palliative care service for newborns who have been diagnosed with terminal conditions.

Many times the debate on physician-assisted suicide tends to become ideological and partisan. We invited Dr. Elvira Parravicini because her talk gives an entirely different perspective on the topic, one that is not abstract, but starts from closely observing the life and the needs of the sick person.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information contact:
Sabrina Paganoni, MD: or
Lorenzo Berra, MD:

About this Event

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time: 7pm
Location: O’Keefe Auditorium
Massachusetts General Hospital
Blake Building 1
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
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About the Speaker

Dr. Elvira Parravicini
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University
Neonatal Attending, New York- Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital


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