Assisted Death: Ethically Responding to Patient Requests for Assistance in Dying
October 6, 2017 • Hampton Inn • Columbia, MO
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..
- 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.
Planned Session Include:
- Legislation and Physician Assisted Suicide in Washington, DC: An African American Perspective
- Cautious Support for Permitting Physician-Assisted Suicide
- Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law: Seventeen Years and Lessons Learned
- Choices about the End of Life: Video Perspective
- Legalizing Physician Assisted Death: Compassionate Slipping in a Professional Quagmire
- Understanding Those Who Would Request Death panel discussion
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