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Medical Aid in Dying: A Physician's Perspective
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

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Seven states and the District of Columbia currently authorize the practice of medical aid in dying by which a terminally ill adult may ask for and receive a prescription medication for a peaceful death. Compassion & Choices Medical Director, David R. Grube, M.D. will share his personal, professional and clinical experience with implementation of Oregon's 
now twenty-year-old Death with Dignity law, including writing prescriptions for patients and integrating medical aid in dying into hospice care. He will also discuss the ethics of end-of-life care from the perspective of patients, health professionals and health care organizations. 

Upon completion of this activity you will be able to: 
1. Describe the clinical competencies necessary for participating in medical aid in dying and the requirements 
of aid-in-dying laws 
2. Address barriers to implementation and interface with hospice care 
3. Explain the importance of appropriate terminology 
4. Discuss ethical perspectives concerning end-of-life options