Advance Care Planning: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

This May Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Lois Shepherd, JD, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Public Health Sciences, and Law at the University of Virginia.

When May 01, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MacNider Hall, Room 321
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-4863
Attendees All are welcome.
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All are welcome at this session with Professor Shepherd, whose writing and teaching have illuminated many of the quandaries that present around decision making for patients with serious illness. Advance directives are typically viewed as conducive to better conversations about care in this context -- “speaking for” the patient who is no longer able to talk with us. Yet, challenges can and do arise when we turn to them for instructions on patients’ preferences. Join us for a session devoted to the challenges that follow from our earnest endeavors to interpret prospective planning in clinical practice.