Advances in medical technology and therapies have made end-of-life health
care decision making very complex. The legal issues relating to the process of
dying and the determination of death will be explored at this seminar.
Legal considerations relating to treatment decisions at the end-of-life,
including Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, living wills, health care proxies and
cessation of artificial support systems, will be discussed. The authors will
explore who can and should be empowered to make end-of-life treatment decisions,
and how to manage ethical and legal challenges that can sometimes arise from
end-of-life decisions. What are the appropriate roles of the health care
provider, the family, the lawyers, the guardian ad litem, the court and others
in such cases? What kind of proper advance planning can avoid problems and
disputes in these types of matters? This publication will provide guidance on
Health Law Section
Probate Law Section
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