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August 28, 2014 - USA College of Medicine Alum to Present Grand Rounds

Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, an award-winning writer and board-certified emergency physician at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., will be giving a presentation during the Internal Medicine Department Grand Rounds.

The presentation, titled “American Beliefs about the End of Life and the Importance of Advanced Care Planning,” will take place Sept. 4, 2014, at 8 a.m. in the University of South Alabama Medical Center Conference Room.

Dr. Williams-Murphy is a passionate author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Her book, "It's OK to Die™" and companion website are tools devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

She also serves as a medical expert and writer for, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site; and is guest faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Medicine where she lectures on ethics and end-of-life decision-making.

Dr. Williams-Murphy earned her medical degree at USA and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Support for Dr. Williams-Murphy’s presentation and visit is provided by the Dr. Richard Goldhamer Endowment. The lecture is open to all faculty, residents, students and hospital staff.

For more information about Dr. Williams-Murphy, click here.

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