The Bioethics Commission began its discussion on ethics education this morning by focusing on how ethics education might be implemented in different educational settings, particularly in schools. The Bioethics Commission heard from David Steiner, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University, and […]
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Conference date: May 5 – 6, 2016.
Conference location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Abstract submission deadline: December 4, 2015.
Session Description: Contemporary end-of-life care is continually evolving since the emergence of palliative care in the 1960s. Various new actors, institutions, and discourses are entering the scene and remaking the field in unexpected ways. At the same time, scholars are paying increased attention to myriad ways in which end-of-life care is enacted, both within and outside of settings more typically associated with health care. Policy makers too are increasingly motivated to pay greater attention to end-of-life care due to the aging of the population and increased public interest.
For this session, we solicit papers that speak to the various contemporary experiences, changes, conflicts, and successes in the practice of end-of-life care in Canada and elsewhere, in clinical/hospital or other settings. While we welcome theoretical papers, we are primarily interested in papers that build upon empirical data that can make a unique contribution to the social study of end-of-life care.
The goal of the session is to have a productive interdisciplinary discussion on end-of-life care; as such, we welcome contributions not only from sociology but also from other social and health sciences disciplines such as nursing, education, bioethics, anthropology, geography, and others. Abstract should include objectives, background, methods, findings and conclusions.
Welcome to Arlington, Virginia for the twenty-third public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting today, November 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. At today’s meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue to discuss the complementary roles of deliberation and education in […]
We spend more for medical care in the United States than just about anywhere in the world, but it’s not because people in this country get admitted to the hospital and stay for long periods of time. Instead, we have … Continue reading →
On Monday, November 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Nevada seriously questioned what are the "accepted medical standards" for determining brain death. THE DISPUTE On May 28, 2015, clinicians at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center determined that 20-year...
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Check out this blue chip all-day program from the New York State Bar Association on December 16: "Aid in Dying: A Terminally Ill Patient’s Right to Choose and What Practitioners Need to Know."
I am delighted to have helped draft "Clinical Criteria for Physician Aid in Dying." The article and full guidelines appendix were just published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. More than 20 years ago, even before voters in O...
Here are my materials from yesterday's Fall Forum by the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care. A hospice physician, a chaplain, and I covered VSED, PAD, POLST, and Futility.