Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Ethics bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
'They can't do that?' - The Role of Court-appointed Guardians in End-of-life Decision-MakingPresenters: Diane Dietzen, MD FACP FAAHPM, Christine Bryson, DO, Peter DePergola, PhD MTS, Barbara Stoll, JD MEd
Objectives: Identify the population of patients you care for, who have court-appointed guardia...
Objectives: Identify the population of patients you care for, who have court-appointed guardians as their decision-makers, and their special-needs in advanced care planning. Recognize limitations placed on court-appointed guardians for end-of-life decision-making in some states. Discuss methods to apply this information to patients in your practice.
Neither Hastening Nor Prolonging Death: Hospice in a State with Legalized Physician-assisted DeathPresenters: Krista Harrison, PhD, Margaret Bourne, MD HMDC, Courtney Campbell, PhD, Laura Petrillo, MD, Laura Koehler, LCSW ACHP-SW
Objectives: Analyze a relevant case regarding considerations of hospice organizations developing policies to respond to legalized physician-assisted death. Explain how hospices in Oregon and Washington responded to the legalization of physician-assisted death in their states. List the specific challenges of legalized physician-assisted death in California.
Caring for Patients Whose Decision-Makers Have Questionable Capacity: Ethical and Clinical ConcernsPresenters: Jeffrey Berger, MD FACP, Joel Frader, MD FAAP, Bridget Sumser, LMSW ACHP-SW
Objectives: Describe the phenomenon of decision makers with questionable capacity and its ethical implications in adult care. Explore the ethical implications and obligations associated with care of pediatric patients whose decision makers may lack adequate capacity to make needed decisions. Discuss strategies for managing situations involving decision makers suspected of being impaired.