A Living Will is a legal document that empowers people to express their desire, in advance, on how they want to spend the last days of their life. It is an advanced directive by an individual stating that they not be put on artificial life support if they slip into an incurable coma in the future. Join us in this session with Nasreen Rustomfram and get to Know more about a Living will.
Prof. Nasreen Rustomfram holds a doctoral degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Her area of study was the management of human service organizations. Having completed her post-graduation in Social Work from the same institution, she has worked for 42 years since 1977 beginning her career with an NGO for 7 years, before joining the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 1985. Throughout her career, Prof. Rustomfram has been guided by values of people's struggles, social equality and secularism.
During her period in academia from 1985 to 2020, Prof. Rustomfram has been associated with adult learning, curriculum building, designing training and capacity building programs for the social, corporate and public sector domains. Her substantive areas have been community health, educational technology, gerontology and social aspects of geriatric care, leadership programs for women, mental health, organizational behavior and people skills.
Prof. Rustomfram has worked with issues of senior citizens particularly in caregiving for a decade. As a project leader, she has worked on task groups and research projects with Ministries, government departments and UN bodies. She has served on the Standing committee of the UGC for Adult Education, Board of Studies in Non-formal Education of SNDT Women's University and the Academic Council of its affiliated colleges as also the Academic Council of TISS.