Ethical Decisions Near The End of Life

1/31/21, 10:00 PM
America/Chicago UTC -5


In association with Palliative Care Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute

Attitudes to death and dying are slowly changing around the world. Palliative care and care at the end of life are increasingly recognised as critical inclusions under the umbrella of universal health coverage. Meanwhile, an increasing number of countries have legalised euthanasia and medical assistance in dying, and the distinction between the two is often poorly understood.

The webinar aims to enlighten participants about end of life issues including how to determine goals of care with the patient and family, the importance of advanced directives, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, and the place of palliative care in supporting both the family and the medical team through difficult decision making.

Ethical Decisions Near the End of Life
• Role of Palliative Care Near the End of Life
• Goals of Care Communication
• Advanced Care Planning
• Medical Assistance in Dying
• Euthanasia
• DNR Orders
• Role of Palliative Care in the ICU

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. describe the role of palliative care near the end of life,

2. differentiate between medical assistance in dying, euthanasia and palliative sedation,

3. outline an approach to a goals-of-care conversation.

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Steven Smith

Ethical Decisions Near The End of Life




Dingle Spence, Jason Toppin


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