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UAMS Workshop: Ethics & Decisional Capacity

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hosts this Intensive Workshop in Healthcare Ethics. This workshop is designed to help those in hospice and palliative care determine the limits of a patient’s capacity to make decisions. The UAMS conference is designed for a smaller number of participants in order to keep the workshop highly interactive.

Who should attend

This 2016 Workshop will be perfect for scholars, clinicians, and ethics committee members to discuss decision making capacity in the healthcare setting.

Topics will include

The conference will cover a variety of vital legal and ethical importances for working with patients that possibly have diminished capacity, and will include:

  • Define decisional capacity
  • Determine what it means to lack capacity
  • Identify who is best positioned to evaluate capacity
  • Assess the ethical and legal implications that follow when someone lacks , or is suspected to lack, capacity.
  • Simulate an ethics committee consultation related to decisional capacity

Event location

Room 114 A/B – I. D. Wilson Education Building

Division of Medical Humanities
College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

For more information

For more information on this event and how to attend, click here.