Bioethical Decision Making: Considerations for Advanced Planning

As the American health care system grows more complex, there is a growing public awareness of the need for advance planning involving end of life decisions. Conflicts among health care professionals, patients, families and payors are almost inevitable given the growing number of choices available, particularly when it comes to terminal prognoses and death. Participants in this workshop will learn of the controversy surrounding the living will, the use of the out-of-hospital do not resuscitate orders, and legal considerations of capacity that impact the individuals right to voluntary decision making. Issues of voluntary versus involuntary approaches to ethical decision making will be explored using clinical examples. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.