October 7 – The 50th Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees | Physician Aid in Dying: The Controversy Continues
The 50th Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees
Physician Aid in Dying: The Controversy Continues
Save the Date: October 7, 2019 | 11:00 am – 4:45 pm
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium G, Lebanon, NH
Physician aid in dying refers to a prescription by a physician of a lethal dose of medication to a patient, upon their request and under certain conditions. The practice enables the patient to take the medication if they choose to hasten their death. The goal is to allow the patient to control the time and manner of his or her closely approaching death so as to preserve personal dignity and prevent potentially refractory pain and distress. Although physician aid in dying is legal in several states including Vermont and Maine, the issue remains controversial. Whatever their position on the controversy, health care professionals have an ethical duty to be knowledgeable about this evolving end of life option. Join us as we discuss the ethics of this emotional and sensitive issue.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to discuss the ethical obligations, responsibilities, and challenges that health care professionals face when responding to a patient’s request for physician aid in dying.
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For questions, please contact Amanda Sanchez.