Ethics Institute of Northeaste Pennsylvania at Misericordia University celebrates a milestone

August 30th, 2017 12:34 pm

DALLAS TWP. — The Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University is offering the special presentation, “Ethical Considerations for End-of-Life Communication Between Health Care Providers,’’ by Sister Patricia Talone, Ph.D., RSM, in recognition of the institute’s 30th anniversary and in honor of the institute’s founder, the late Sister Siena Finley, RSM.

The program on Monday, Sept. 18 begins at 5 p.m. a reception in the Heritage Lobby of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The presentation by Sister Talone begins at 6 p.m. in the McGowan Room of the library. The program also includes displays and a slideshow documenting key events and accomplishments of the institute. The event is open, free to the public.

For more information about the program, call 570-674-6209.

The program is part of Mercy Week activities on campus during the week of Sept. 17. For a list of programming, log on to

The late Sister Siena Finley, RSM, and a group of community leaders and professionals established the Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University in 1987 in order to foster more dialogue on ethical issues affecting the region. The institute is directed by regional leaders and educators committed to the discussion of theoretical and practical ethical issues. Participants encourage responsible ethical action through informed rational deliberation. They facilitate the process in the academic community as well as in the community at-large through special workshops and forums.

Ethics Institute board members are Deacon Joe DeVizia, Rabbi Roger Lerner, Barbara Quinn, Sister Carol Gallagher, RSM, Assistant Professor Kathleen Gelso, Karen Holcomb, Dr. Cindy March, RSM, Howard Grossman, Rodrigo Gereda, Dr. Peggy Rapp, Dr. Chris Somers, Attorney Eileen Riley, Alejandra Marroquin, Rick Miller, Dr. Paul Reinert and Dr. Calderone.

Sister Talone Talone
Sister Talone Talone
Sept. 18 program recognizes institute’s 30 anniversary, honors late founder