The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Academy Sections on Nursing, Healthy Aging and Psychiatry Section
End of Life Choices New York, Mr. Ralph B. Kelley, Dentons US, LLC
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As the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s increases in the U.S., in conjunction with longer life spans, there is growing awareness and desire by individuals and their families to make informed decisions while decision-making capacity is present. A new, unique advance directive will be presented, addressing end-of-life treatment choices designed for those with early dementia, including explicit instructions about assisted oral feeding, symptom management through hospice or palliative medical oversight, and a description of advanced dementia. The historical context, clinical cases, and various challenges--cultural, familial, emotional, professional, legal--will be discussed by the presenter and respondents.
Judith Schwarz, RN, PhD, Clinical Director of End of Life Choices New York
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine; Author, "Alzheimer’s Disease and Written Directives to Withhold Oral Feedings: Clinical Challenges in NY State,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Spring 2017
Anne Kenny, MD, Professor Emerita of Medicine, University of Connecticut
Author, Making Tough Decisions About End-of-Life Care in Dementia, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
David Hoffman, Esq., Lecturer in Bioethics, Columbia University
Clinical Instructor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Author, “HIPAA Insanity,” Voices in Bioethics, January 2015
For a copy of the dementia directive, go to www.endoflifechoicesny.org