End-of-Life Ethics: Patient Options (member only)

11jun11:00 am12:30 pmEnd-of-Life Ethics: Patient Options (member only)SDAHO Webinar

Event Details

June 11 at 11:00am CST/10:00am MST (90 minute session)

An engaging session on end-of-life options including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), Voluntary
Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED), and the request to discontinue implanted cardiac devices. After attending this presentation, participants will leave with a better understanding of the medical options and ethics surrounding the request for, and management of patients who chose end-of-life options to hasten their death.


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

  • Review Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) eligibility criteria and discuss the ethical and legal
    concepts surrounding this end-of-life option.
  • Define Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED), discuss the importance of
    advance care planning for this end-of-life option, and recognize the palliative symptom
    needs and ethical challenges associated with this end-of-life option.
  • Define the different types of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) and
    summarize the ethical and legal considerations in their deactivation.

Michelle Brassil, MD, is a palliative care physician at Banner North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO where she also serves as the Ethics Committee Chair. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Harvard Medical School before completing her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. When she and her family moved to Colorado in 2020 she educated herself on the Colorado End-of-life Options Act, and has had the privilege of serving as the attending physician for various patients pursuing Medical Aid in Dying.

Adrienne Jones-Adamczyk, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, HEC-C, is the Senior Clinical Ethics Specialty Program Director for Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed a Master of Bioethics from Harvard Medical School in May of 2023, and brings over 14 years’ experience as a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse to the clinical ethics space.

Bruce Jennings, MA, is adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University, and he serves as an ethics consultant with the Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. He is also Fellow and Senior Advisor at the Hastings Center and co-author (with Nancy Berlinger and Susan M. Wolf) of The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life.



Free SDAHO member only webinar, click here to register.


June 11, 2024 11:00 am - 12:30 pm(GMT+00:00)