15092 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine The Ethics of Destination Therapy: When a Bridge Becomes the Journey's End September 15, 2015

Milwaukee, WI US
September 15, 2015

2015 Bioethics Lecture

The Ethics of Destination Therapy:

When a Bridge Becomes the Journey’s End

Denise Dudzinski, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,

Department of Bioethics & Humanities,

University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Dudzinski will discuss the ethical issues that arise when ventricular assist devices (VADs) are implanted in patients who do not qualify for heart transplant, making these devices ‘destination therapy’.  In many ways destination therapy is an advanced end of life treatment modality and its relationship to palliative care continues to evolve.   Lessons we’ve learned about destination therapy inform other advanced life-sustaining treatments like Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Dr. Dudzinski is Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, and Adjunct Professor in Pediatrics & Family Medicine at the University of Washington.  She earned her PhD in Ethics from Vanderbilt University. She co-edited a book entitled Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. In addition to several book chapters, her articles, often pertaining to clinical and organizational ethics, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Hastings Center Report, Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Physicians of all medical specialties.

Health professionals with an interest in bioethics topics.

Learning Objectives

            1)         Identify ethical issues that arise in caring for terminally ill destination therapy patients.

            2)         Discuss the relationship between destination therapy and palliative care.

            3)         Discuss arguments for and against turning off an LVAD at the end of life.

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Amy John
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
08/11/2015
Course expires: 
11/30/2015
Event starts: 
09/15/2015 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
09/15/2015 - 9:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53188
United States
Activity Director
Jack Kleinman, MD
Professor
Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Program Committee Members:
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Arthur Derse, M.D., J.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
H. David Kerr, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Daryl Melzer, M.D.
Edwin Montgomery, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Kurt Pfeifer, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.
All people in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
 
Program Speaker:
Denise Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington School of Medicine
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/11/2015
Course expires: 
11/30/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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