Caring for the Developmentally Disabled: An Ethical Approach to Treatment Decisions

October 21, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm

Shilpa Shashidhara, PhD
Clinical Bioethicist
Sutter Health, Bay Area

Abstract: Patients with intellectual and developmental disorders are among the most vulnerable in our society. This webinar will identify ways to support these patients when hospitalized, discuss who should be involved in healthcare decision making, and describe the best practice approach in making ethically appropriate health care decisions for this patient population. Patient care scenarios involving different levels of treatment decision making commonly encountered by providers when caring for these patients in the acute care setting will also be discussed.

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Sponsored by Sutter Health Bay Area Program in Medicine and Human Values

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