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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.
The Family Health Care Decisions Act (“FHCDA”) fills a longstanding gap in New York law by providing a framework for surrogate decision-making for incapacitated patients where there is no healthcare proxy and the patient’s prior wishes are unknown. Join leading area policymakers and bioethicists for a discussion of the law its impact on decision-making and bioethics consultation in the first year since its passage.
Conversations with patients and their families about care options at the end of life are often difficult for even the most seasoned professionals, yet such conversations are essential to patient care and empowerment. With the Palliative Care Information Act, New York State seeks to ensure that each willing patient diagnosed with terminal illness receives the information they need about the care options available to them. Please join our panel to learn more about this groundbreaking legislation and its history, purpose, implementation, and the challenges it presents.
Featuring speakers Joyce A. Leahy, Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Maimonides Medical Center, and Dr. Eugenia Siegler, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College.
The translation of the concept of medical futility into hospital policy and practice continues to present novel ethical challenges for care providers, especially as technological advances create new treatment possibilities at the end of life. The session will begin with a case presentation, followed by a discussion of theoretical, practical and legal considerations, and conclude with an example of a hospital futility policy.
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A special case presentation on the wife-proxy of a 66 year old man with traumatic brain injury requests removal of life support despite reasonably good chances for the patient's complete recovery.
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The protection of human subjects of research is a shared responsibility of investigators, academic institutions, and federal regulatory agencies. This program will discuss several contemporary issues in human subjects’ protection, and provide recommendations for best practices in these areas. Following a keynote address by Dr. Bernard Schwetz, Director of the Office for Human Research Protections of the Department of Health and Human Services, distinguished authorities in medical ethics will share their views on Genetics Research and Tissue Banking, Research Involving Incapacitated Adults, and Stem Cells and Embryos—Human Subjects? with each speaker to be followed by expert commentary and general discussion. Please click on the program heading above to view more information about the program schedule and speakers.
The New York Academy of Medicine is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Museum Mile across the street from Central Park.
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