Friday, 2 October 2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM MDT
Lister Conference Centre
University of Alberta
The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre is hosting a one-day health ethics symposium, Whose Life Is It Anyway? Decision-Making for Those Lacking Capacity. The symposium will take place Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta. Some topics presenters will address are: autonomy and vulnerable trust for individuals lacking capacity, handling disagreements between parents of seriously ill children and health care teams, virtue of physicians as advocates, health care practitioners’ difficult conversations, and relationships in difficult decision-making for the mentally ill.
In life we encounter making difficult health care decisions for others. The symposium presentations will focus on the struggle with making difficult decisions, involving the welfare of loved ones, which go far beyond the
ICU, end-of-life, or patients with dementia. The symposium will raise ethical awareness through sharing experiences and expertise, provide educational and learning opportunities, network and community outreach in the area of decision-making for those lacking capacity.
Presentations by Eric Wasylenko (Provincial Medical Advisor, Alberta Health Services), Dawn Davies (Director Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Stollery Children’s Hospital), Austin Mardon (Order of Canada), Carol Hodgson (J Allan Gilbert Chair for Medical Education Research, University of Alberta) and Brendan Leier (Clinical Ethicist, Alberta Health Services).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The symposium is open to everyone with special interest to:
health care practitioners
scholars, researchers and students
ethicists and clinical ethics committee members
health care administrators and managers
spiritual care providers, social workers
patients and families
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
CARNA members can record attendance as participation in their Continuing Competence Program. An accreditation application will be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please check website for updates.