WebCast - Conversations in Ethics: May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

Physician-Assisted-Suicide (PAS) is one of the most controversial topics in the medical profession. PAS occurs when a physician provides a competent, terminally ill patient with a prescription for a lethal dose of medication, upon the patient’s request, with the intent for the patient to end his/her own life. The American public and the medical profession both remain deeply divided on the question of whether to legalize PAS. PAS is legally acceptable by state law in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Vermont, District of Columbia, and California, while Montana will grant individuals by a court ruling. In this policy debate Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner, an opponent of PAS, will discuss the religious underpinnings, the historical precedents, and the late 20th and early 21st century experiences that support of his opposition. Dr. Fleur Sack, a supporter of PAS, will discuss the principle arguments in support PAS such as patient autonomy, mercy and nonabandoment. Please join us for this debate discussion on the ethics of physician-assisted-suicide.

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Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Radiology Technolgists, Social Workers, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students, and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the religious underpinnings and historical precedents that support opposition to physician- assisted suicide (PAS).
  • Define the ethical concept of the “slippery slope” and its impact on legalized PAS in the Netherlands.
  • Examine insights gained during the 20 years since Oregon passed the “Death with Dignity Act.”
  • Identify key components of the PAS laws under consideration in 30 states that highlight patient rights to self-determination about how and when they die.
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Course summary
Course opens: 
02/05/2018
Course expires: 
09/25/2018
Event starts: 
05/23/2018 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
05/23/2018 - 8:00pm
WebCast
FL
United States

Barry Kinzbrunner, M.D.
Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
Vitas Healthcare
Miami, Florida

Fleur Sack, M.D., LLC
Family Medicine
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Ana Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care & Bioethics
Baptist Health South Florida

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-126978, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Psychology (2 hours), and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nurses, Pharmacists and Clinical Chaplains. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
 

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Course opens: 
02/05/2018
Course expires: 
09/25/2018
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