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Aid In Dying:Terminally Ill Patient’s Right To Choose (2015)

Aid In Dying:Terminally Ill Patient’s Right To Choose (2015)

Total Credits: 6.5 (Professional Practice 5.5, Ethics 1.0)
A patient’s right to choose physician-assisted death with dignity, often referred to as “aid in dying,” is currently at the forefront of legal, ethical and political debate. All practitioners – whether lawyers, physicians, nurses, health care administrators or hospice and social workers – and other persons interacting with or caring for patients must stay informed of the current litigation and legislative proposals in this area. In this program, nationally renowned faculty will discuss the current law, litigation and legislative proposals in this hotly contested area, along with ethical implications of the right to die and an in-depth panel discussion of case studies with the issues for counsel.

Topics to be covered include:
• History and Context of Aid in Dying
• Family Health Care Decision Act and End-of-Life Issues
• Myers et al v. Schneiderman
• New York State Legislative Proposals and the Patient Self Determination Act
• Ethics and the Right to Die
• Issues for Counsel: Panel Discussion with Case Studies 


Program Faculty:
Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics; Director – Division of Medical Ethics, New York University, Langone Medical Center
Lawrence R. Faulkner, Esq., Director of Corporate Compliance and General Counsel, Arc of Westchester
Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair, Health Committee, New York State Assembly
Alice Herb, Esq., Clinical Professor Emerita, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
David C. Leven, JD, Executive Director, End of Life Choices New York
Maria M. Homan, Esq., Office of Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Sponsor, Patient Self Determination Act, New York State Assembly
Professor Karen Porter, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Executive Director, Health, Science, and Public Policy, Brooklyn Law School
Timothy Quill, MD, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing, Palliative Care Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Ruth Scheuer, RN, DrPH, JD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Eric A. Seiff, Esq., Storch Amini & Munves PC
Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq., Executive Director, Disability Legal Rights Center and Counsel in Myers et al v Schniederman


Total Credits: 6.50 | Areas of Professional Practice: 5.50, Ethics: 1.00

Non-Member Price: $275.00
Published Date:
  • December 16, 2015
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VEE04
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 5.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 6.5