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End-of-Life Care: New Strategies for Working with Families Who Aren’t Ready to Let a Terminal Patient Go

Check out this 90-minute webinar from the American Health Lawyers Association, on December 17:  “End-of-Life Care: New Strategies for Working with Families Who Aren’t Ready to Let a Terminal Patient Go.”

Five major critical care organizations have issued a Joint Policy Statement recommending the use of conflict resolution and mediation processes when health care providers and families have conflicts over end-of-life care. Further, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently proposed changes to the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to allow for end-of-life care planning payments, highlighting the critical importance of this issue. This webinar will provide insight into ways hospitals and physicians can resolve differences surrounding advance care planning and end-of-life issues without costly and painful litigation.

E. Haavi Morreim
​Professor
College of Medicine
University of Tennessee 
Memphis, TN

Amy A. Poe
Associate
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville, TN

Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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