13th Annual Health Ethics

Assisted Death: Ethically Responding to Patient Requests for Assistance in Dying

October 6, 2017 • Hampton Inn • Columbia, MO

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Six states plus the District of Columbia have some form of assisted suicide, however, this topicis not readily discussed due to religious, legal, and cultural issues. In states such as Missouri, where there are no laws pertaining to this subject, there is limited knowledge among healthcare providers about this topic or how to respond to patients requesting help with death.

Conference Outcomes:

  • Understand the major ethical and legal controversies and positions on physician-assisted death.
  • Guide patients and families about ethical and legal options for assisting the death of patients.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:

  • David Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine
  • Winn Phillips, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Health Management and Informatics and Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine

PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Matt Morgan, MHA, Center Administrator, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine
  • Richard Oliver, PhD, FASAHP, Dean Emeritus, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine
  • Lori Popejoy, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Don Reynolds, JD, Principal, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine
  • Ninive Sanchez, MSW, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, MU School of Social Work
  • Karen Schmidt, BFA, Senior Media Producer, Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning, University of Missouri
  • Cynthia Stephens, MS(N), RN, Nurse Planner/Clinical Instructor, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Nursing Outreach

PRESENTED BY:
MU Center for Health Ethics | MU Sinclair School of Nursing | MU Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning | MU Extension