Thursdays @ the U

Thursday, February 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County
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"Life’s Last Great Journey"
Tracy Schieffer, Marshfield Medical Center – Rice Lake

What can you do to show some love to your family this Valentine’s Day?  In addition to gifts of flowers and chocolate, another fine gift would be to have a discussion about one of life’s most difficult topics:  end of life issues.  How can you best assist loved ones through this final journey?  

Although some might think that working in hospice would be a bit depressing, Tracy Schieffer finds it exciting.  She has been a registered nurse for 32 years and can't imagine wanting to be anything else. After spending the majority of her career in obstetrics (bringing life into the world), her life changed. Her passion and drive became that of hospice; the end of life. She has managed an amazing group of staff and volunteers (the Home-Care/Hospice team) at Lakeview Medical (now Marshfield Medical Center – Rice Lake) for the past six years. Now her passion is in the last journey we will all take some day. She will talk about how this passage can be made as personal, compassionate and intimate as the journey of birth may have been. The services available to terminally ill persons and their families will be described and explained. 

Lecture attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the presentation.


Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the spring semester. The series, partly funded by the UW-Barron County Foundation, will explore topics in the arts, sciences, public affairs, literary fields and cultural areas. While hosting a variety of speakers, the university does not seek to endorse or promote a particular idea, opinion, topic or product over others.

These lectures are free and open to the public.  

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Tracy Schieffer
Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234) located in Ritzinger Hall.
Thursdays @ the U 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County
1800 College Dr. Rice Lake, WI 54868
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