Presenter write up or script. (Rehearse to familiarize yourself with the flow) Slide 1 Cover slide Slide 2 (Introduction) For patients with chronic illnesses end-of-life discussions are vital to comprehensive integrated patient care; however these conversations are oftentimes delayed until the last moment or inadequately conveyed to patients. As a result patients (and subsequently family members) are stripped of autonomy justice and informed consent in determining appropriate end-of-life care. This presentation will discuss the issues surrounding palliative and end of life care including decision making at these particular times. Slide 3 Advanced care planning is necessary for patients who are ill and may not be able to make decisions for themselves in future especially the end of life decisions. The decisions should be based on the patients’ personal values. Advanced planning guidelines include allowing the patient to get all the information they may require in regards to the treatment capacity to consent to a given treatment can be affected by the health conditions of the patient. The physician is supposed to make clear explanations regarding the treatment any alternatives and the risks involved in making the decisions. Slide 12 Physician are faced with a challenging decision to make when they want to honor the patient’s autonomy while at the same time honoring and acting in the patient’s best interest. The soft or weak paternalism is a situation whereby the physician or the state government are allowed to make the decision for the patient if only they have the strength and are in a good state of mind. The hard paternalism assumes that a patient may be confused about the end of life mandating the need for the decision to be made on their behalf. Slide 13 Summary Slide 14 References Slide 15 Questions and comments are welcome. Thank you. [...]
EDUCATIVE CHOICES IN DECITION OF THE PATH TOWARDS END OF LIFE CARE.