A Shifting Landscape for End-of-Life Ethics

11apr11:00 am1:00 pmA Shifting Landscape for End-of-Life EthicsSDAHO Webinar

Event Details


This two-hour program uses a case study approach to review and explore well-established ethical principles of end-of life care in the presence of emerging legal, social, and technological change. A panel of experts will act as an ethics committee, discussing the ethical principles illustrated by six case studies and providing recommendations for resolution. Cases studies will include topics such as futile treatment, communication, opioid usage, concurrent care, voluntary stopping eating and drinking, medical aid in dying and more.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Describe the ethical principles surrounding end-of-life care and how they
    apply to patient and family care;

  • Identify four prevailing and emerging challenges for hospice and palliative care providers and staff and how those challenges should be ethically addressed.
  • Describe the basic requirements of the Hospice Medicare Benefit and identify how they may enhance or impede ethical practice.
  • Discuss the ways that factors such as patient’s age, medical history, diagnosis, capacity, cultural values can influence and at times, complicate ethical practice and decision making.
  • Identify strategies to navigate ethical dilemmas that may arise during grief counseling.
  • Describe how both ethical and unethical practices can create moral distress, influencing the grief reactions of families, hospice and palliative staff, and volunteers and how an ethics committee can help educate staff and families while guiding ethical practice.

CE’s: 2 hours of CE credit are available through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy, and more. CE credits are available until April 10, 2024

  • Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C, FGSA;
  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv;
  • Timothy W. Kirk, PhD, HEC-C;
  • Wendy Walters, LICSW, HEC-C
  • Moderated by: Frank Sesno, The George Washington University

Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $75 for Non-Members.

Click here to register.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm