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CAIR-MI Rep Speaks on Health Care Spiritual Support Panel

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/14/10) — A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) spoke yesterday on a panel discussion at the Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton focusing on issues relating to end-of-life care needs of Muslim patients.

CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri discussed the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical needs of Muslim patients nearing the end of their life. Masri also touched on issues relating to autopsies, blood transfusions and organ transplants.

The panel discussion, which was sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare System Spiritual Support Services, was attended by medical students.

Other panelists included Reverend Tony Marshall and Sister Maria Rios.

“We welcome such opportunities to engage medical students regarding adjusting to the needs of Muslim patients nearing the end of their life,” said CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, E-Mail:


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