Friday, November 9, 2012

Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care

I am pleased with the symposium that I organized today:  Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care.  

The 200 participants and I were lucky to have such expert, energetic, and delightful presenters on topics such as POLST, surrogate decisions, guardianship. the unbefriended, medical futility, and aid-in-dying.  Those presenters included:
  • Bud Hammes, Ph.D., Director, Medical Humanities and Respecting Choices Gundersen Lutheran Health System; Chair, National POLST Paradigm Task Force; Vice President, International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care
  • Edward Ratner, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota; Medical Director, Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice
  • Marshall Kapp, JD, M.P.H., Florida State
  • Stanley Terman, Ph.D., M.D., Medical and Executive Director, Caring Advocates
  • Barbara Noah, JD, Western New England University
  • Maxine Harrington, JD, Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • Adam Candeub, JD, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Stanley Terman, Ph.D., M.D., Medical and Executive Director, Caring Advocates
  • Honorable Jay Quam, JD, Presiding Judge, Hennepin County Probate/Mental Health Court
  • Robert McLeod, JD, Partner, Lindquist & Vennum
  • Andrea Palumbo, JD, Gores Law Office
  • Anita Raymond, M.S.W., LISW, CMC, Volunteers of America of Minnesota
  • Rebecca Volpe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State College of Medicine; Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Victor Sandler, M.D., Medical Director, Fairview Home Care & Hospice; Co-Chair, Bioethics Committee, University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Kathleen Meyerle, JD, Legal Department, Mayo Clinic
  • Suzy Scheller, JD, Scheller Legal Solutions LLC.
  • Kathryn Tucker, JD, Director of Legal Affairs, Compassion & Choices; Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School/Los Angeles

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