Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meet the Panelists: Timothy Arsenault

Last week, filming took place for Hospice Foundation of America’s upcoming Living with Grief®: End-of-Life Ethics program. Our expert panelists met in the nation’s capital to share their knowledge on the ethical challenges commonly faced in end-of-life care. The program’s much anticipated release on April 19 has drawn nationwide attention for covering a few of the cases that set legal precedents for end-of-life decision making, including Quinlan, Cruzan, and Schiavo. Registration is open; and over the next few weeks, we will be featuring each of our expert panelists to spotlight their outstanding contributions to the field of ethics.

Today’s Spotlight:

Timothy Arsenault, MA, is the Director of Spiritual Care for Suncoast Hospice. He also co-chairs the hospice’s Bio-ethics Committee. In 2007, Mr. Arsenault helped establish a partnership with a local hospital system for Clinical Pastoral Education. Prior to joining Suncoast in 1994, Tim spent 23 years in pastoral ministry in a variety of settings. He has been a secondary school instructor, college lecturer, pastor, min¬istry supervisor, director of a retreat and conference center and spiritual director. He co-founded the Audire Program, a three-year training institute for spiritual direction ministry. Tim has presented around the country on various hospice leadership and spiritual enrichment topics. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International, the Council of Hospice Professionals and the Florida Bioethics Network.