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Ethical Challenges Raised When Incapacitated Patients Refuse Medical Treatment

Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration and Refreshments 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm; Presentation 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Eve Koopersmith, Esq; Hannah I. Lipman, MD, MS; Eileen R. Chichin, Phd, RN

Sponsored by: NYAM Metropolitan Ethics Network and the NYAM Social Work Section

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Multi-disciplinary Exploration of the Ethical Challenges Raised When Incapacitated Patients Refuse Medical Treatment 

This program, jointly sponsored by the Metropolitan Ethics Network and the Social Work section at NYAM, will explore the issues raised by incapacitated patients who refuse recommended medical care. Refusal of care is an expression of autonomy that must be honored by clinicians under most circumstances. However, if a patient’s decision-making capacity is called into question, their decision, which may be detrimental to their health and well-being, may not stand. Challenges presented stem from complicated legal and ethical considerations, the difficulties of assessing whether or not a patient has capacity, and interactions between patients, their families and other loved ones, and clinicians. The interdisciplinary panel will address these challenges and offer a framework for health care professionals to respond to ethics consultations that may arise during the course of care.

Registration information:

NYAM Fellows and Members:
Free (registration required)     
Pre-registration (strongly encouraged) - $15.00
On-site registration - $25.00

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds if notification is given less than 24 hours before the event.

About the Speaker(s)

Eve Green Koopersmith, Esq, Partner at Garfunkel Wild PC, Head of the Discharge Planning, Patient Rights, and Elder Law Practice Grou

Hannah I. Lipman, MD, MS, Associate Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics; Chief, Bioethics Consultation Service; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Divisions of Geriatrics and Cardiology

Eileen R. Chichin, PHD, RN, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Registration Information
Cost: NYAM Fellows and Members: Free (registration required); Nonmembers: Pre-registration (strongly encouraged) - $15.00 / On-site registration - $25.00
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