WSMA - New conference: Physician Agency in End-of-Life Care

  • 08 Feb 2019 11:39 AM
    Message # 7154117
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 13-14: Register now!

    Washington State Medical Association




    February 8, 2019

    At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner


    Registration is open for this national, two-day conference, Sept. 13-14, 2019, in Seattle.


    Physicians and advanced practitioners have the privilege and duty to care for patients at the end of life. Sometimes their actions factor into a patient’s death; such as discontinuing life support (including ventilators, cardiac devices, and dialysis), clinically supporting patients who voluntarily stop eating and drinking (VSED), providing palliative sedation, and in states where it is legal, prescribing a lethal dose of medication to a dying patient. These cases have clinical, legal, ethical, sociocultural, and psychological dimensions that are often challenging for physicians and advanced practitioners to navigate.


    At this conference, we'll set the stage for ongoing discussion of these practices and the issues physicians and advanced practitioners caring for dying patients often face as both medical technology and patients’ requests for planned death evolve.


    The Washington End of Life Coalition—sponsored by the WSMA Foundation—is partnering with UW Medicine Department of Bioethics & Humanities, UW Medicine Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, and UW School of Law to present this national conference on the physician/advanced practitioner’s agency, role and responsibilities at the end of life.


    The event will be held Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the University of Washington in Seattle.


    Please take a moment to forward this email to your colleagues who may be interested in attending.


    Meeting information



    Conference partners

    WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement logo

    UW Medicine Department of Bioethics and Humanities logo

    UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence logo

    UW School of Law logo


    ©2019 Washington State Medical Association

    2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, Washington 98121




Contact Us
5727 Baker Way NW Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
P: (425) 775-8120 |

Follow Us 


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software