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    • Thu, October 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Emory Center for Ethics

    Medically Ineffective Treatment Roundtable Working Group

    Location: Emory University Center for Ethics

    Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    You can also join virtually via Zoom:

    Online: https://emory.zoom.us/j/528304994

    Dial by your location:

    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    Meeting ID: 528 304 994

    Additional Working Group Information:

    Over the last few years HEC has held several Roundtable sessions on Medically Ineffective Treatment, with our last meeting on July 17 of this year.

    Primary points from the most Roundtable discussion:

    • There continues to be strong interest nationally in this topic, including both legislative responses and calls for changes in practice regarding how we respond to requests for potentially inappropriate treatment
      • Legislation in a number of states provides a process for working through these cases
        • Legislation in some states allows for the hospital to make a decision to not continue treatment at the end of the process.
        • In some states, legislation allows the family to make the final decision.
      • Guidance for changes in medical practice are reflected in many professional association statements and articles. Of particular note is the attached consensus statement from 2015:
        • A 2015 consensus statement on “medically inappropriate treatment”: Bosslet, GT et al. An Official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 191, Iss 11, pp 1318–1330, Jun 1, 2015
      • In January of 2019, the Medical Association of Georgia considered a proposed resolution (thanks to Dr. Anna Skold) regarding responses to requests for Potentially Inappropriate treatment. That resolution is attached.
      • Our HEC Roundtable agreed to:
        • survey Georgia hospitals regarding current practice
        • continue to explore legislative possibilities (probably a year away, for the 2021 legislative session)
        • explore development of hospital policy that might serve as a common template across institutions
        • continue to review literature and national practice
        • begin to meet with possible collaborators
        • Continue to meet, with options to join virtually or in person

    We welcome your joining us for the next Roundtable discussion.

Past events

Thu, September 26, 2019 Clinical Ethics Seminar: “Seeking Compassion in the Crevices of Care" by Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH
Thu, August 22, 2019 Clinical Ethics Seminar: “Health Data Protection in the World Digital Age: Privacy at Risk" by Anne-Elisabeth Courrier, PhD
Wed, July 17, 2019 HEC Ethics Roundtable discussion on Medically Ineffective Treatment
Thu, June 27, 2019 Clinical Ethics Seminar: “Focus on the Patient Experience, Our People, and Continuous Improvement- Implementing the Principles and Processes of Toyota at Emory by Andrew L. Smith, MD
Thu, March 21, 2019 Sponsors/Exhibitors of the HEC 2019 Annual Conference: Deeply Rooted: Healthcare Ethics in an Era of Change
Thu, March 21, 2019 Healthcare Ethics Consortium 2019 Annual Conference: Deeply Rooted: Healthcare Ethics in an Era of Change
Wed, March 20, 2019 Shared Decision Making: Time to Revolutionize Informed Consent
Thu, February 28, 2019 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Ethical Considerations of Presenting Healthcare in Social Media by Kevin Wack, JD, MA, MTS
Thu, January 24, 2019 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Moral Injury: Deep Wounds for Healthcare Professionals by Kathy Kinlaw & Rita Nakashima Brock
Thu, October 25, 2018 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Rapid Fire: Highlights from the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) 2018 Annual Conference
Thu, September 27, 2018 Clinical Ethics Seminar: No Home, No Help: the Effect of Stigma Against Homelessness in the Inpatient Setting by Cristina Vellozzi-Averhoff, BAS
Thu, August 23, 2018 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Relational Approaches: Vulnerability and Autonomy in Bioethics by Janet Delgado
Thu, April 26, 2018 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Resilience and Ethics: Partners in Professional Development by Rev. Michael Fogas
Thu, March 22, 2018 HEC 2018 Annual Conference: The Intersection of Healthcare Ethics and the Law – Implications for Complex Cases
Thu, March 22, 2018 Sponsors/Exhibitors of the HEC 2018 Annual Conference: The Intersection of Healthcare Ethics and the Law
Fri, January 26, 2018 Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop
Thu, January 25, 2018 Diagnosis, Diagnostic Error and Artificial Intelligence: Glimpsing the Future
Thu, November 16, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar: The Best of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities with John Banja, April Dworetz, and Gerard Vong
Mon, August 28, 2017 Joint Summit: Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Care in Long Term Care and Aging Services (NOTE: Registration Code is in Your Letter)
Thu, August 24, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Ethics and Engaged Professionalism Project by Dr. Bill Sexson
Thu, May 25, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar: The Reconfiguration of Privacy in the age of the Electronic Medical Record by Dr. Bryan Kibbe
Thu, April 27, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Diagnostic Error by Victoria Vorholt
Thu, February 23, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar: Brokered Dialogue: Modeling Respectful Engagement in turbulent Times by Jim Lavery, Ph.D.
Thu, January 26, 2017 Clinical Ethics Seminar:The Prophetic Voice of Compassion: Implications for Global Health Ethics by Dr. David Addiss
Thu, December 15, 2016 Clinical Ethics Seminar:Humility in 21st Century Health Care Training Programs: Historical, Pedagogical and Ethical Perspectives by Dr. John Banja
Thu, November 17, 2016 Clinical Ethics Seminar: The ethicist as an advocate— How else do we promote justice?
Wed, November 02, 2016 Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science, and Business of Drug Development and Pricing
Thu, March 17, 2016 Are We Hearing Our Patients' Voices?
Thu, January 28, 2016 HEC Ethics Roundtable discussion on Potentially Medically Inappropriate Treatment
Mon, September 21, 2015 Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop
Thu, April 30, 2015 Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics Part III & IV Thu, April 30, and Frid, May 1, 2015
Thu, March 19, 2015 Hope and Limits: Cradle to Grave Ethical Care
Fri, January 23, 2015 Conflict Resoluton in Healthcare Ethics Part II: More rom the Mediator's Toolbox
Wed, December 10, 2014 Key Skills for Conflict Resoluton in Healthcare Ethics: Unpacking the Mediator's Toolbox
Thu, March 20, 2014 Embracing Change: Balancing Innovation and Our Humanity. 20th Annual Conference
Fri, November 15, 2013 Putting Mediation & Conflict Management Skills to Work in Ethics Consultations
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