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The Jerome Medalie End Of Life Issues Study Group


Chairperson:
Thomas Duffy, Prof. of Internal Medicine; Director, Program for Humanities in Medicine

Advisory Group: Constance Donovan, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing

Louis Gonzalez, Connecticut Hospice Administrator & Director of Continuing Education

W. Scott Long, Assoc. Clinical Prof. of Internal Medicine

Mark Mercurio, Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics

Carol Pollard, Associate Director, Bioethics Center

David Smith, Director, Bioethics Center

Sally Smith, SSD, President, Seniors Have Dreams Too, Inc.


This lecture series discusses ethical  issues related to dying, medical futility, and palliative care. Community members are welcome to attend!

The group meets from 5:30 to 7 P.M. at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, 77 Prospect St, room A002 unless otherwise noted.  CME credit is available. Dinner is included with RSVP to carol.pollard@yale.edu.

The 2011-2012 schedule is as follows:

September 13  Thomas Duffy, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine & Hematology, Interim Section Chief, Director of the Program for Humanities in Medicine and Internal Medicine & Hematology, Yale University       

Doctors and their Encounters with Death and Dying


October 18 Kathryn Tucker, JD, Director of Legal Affairs, Compassion and Choices

Protecting and Expanding End of Life Choice: Opportunities, Challenges, Predictions

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October 25
Celia Kitzinger, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of York, England

Making Serious Medical Decisions for People with Profound Brain Injury: Listening to Families

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November 15 Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Radiology; Director, Pediatric
Radiology; Associate Professor of   Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education,   Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University

December 6 Helen Stanton Chapple, PhD, RN, MA, CCRN, MT, Assistant Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University                  

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January 10 Kenneth Goodman, PhD, FACMI, Bioethics Program Director and Co-Director University of Miami Ethics Programs              

The Computational Futility Index:
Using - and Misusing - Prognostic Scoring Systems in End-of-Life Care

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February 7 Nancy Duff, PhD, M. Div., Stephen Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary

The Ethics of Resisting and Accepting Death

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March 13 Mark Mercurio, MD, MA, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Pediatric Ethics Program, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital                        
April 17 Mark Siegel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Medical Critical Care, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Co-Chair, Organ Donation Committee, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Predictably Irrational: The Human Factors that Shape End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU

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May 8 Scott Long, PhD, MD, Attending Physician, Connecticut Hospice; Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine; and Associate Clinical Professor of the School of Nursing, Yale University                                                           

Jakarta: Story of a 'success' in end-of-life care

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May 22 Paul Drager, JD, MedEthics Consulting/Education; EPEC Trainer; Adjunct faculty SCSU Dept. of Public Health

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment:
A New Paradigm in Advance Care Planning

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