Probate & Trust Law: Beyond Pulling the Plug: How a meaningful health care directive addresses crucial, yet often overlooked, legal and medical considerations ahead of serious injury and illness.
1.0 CLE credit applied for this program.
At some point in our lives, all of us will have a client or loved one impacted by serious injury or acute or chronic illness. Injury and illness strike old and young alike. The legal and medical considerations and decisions that arise under these circumstances extend far beyond “when to pull the plug”, “I don’t want to end up in a nursing home”, “do everything”, and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders.
All too often, many of us have not expressed, or expressed sufficiently, to our medical providers and family what are our wishes, preferences or goals in the event of incapacitation. This leaves medical providers and health care agents in a position of having to make health care decisions for the patient – decisions which may not be in alignment with what the patient would want. A lack of clear direction by the patient ahead of serious injury and illness can significantly affect patient care and catastrophically effect family relationships.
During this exciting and informative session, our panelists will share real-life (and death) situations and offer recommendations regarding effective planning for serious illness and injury. You will learn:
- Why it is essential to adopt new approaches to health care directives
- What information physicians want to have, when and why
- What should be included in an effective health care directive
- When and why a health care directive should be drafted and modified
- How to overcome barriers that keep individuals from creating a health care directive and foster essential conversations within families
- How any attorney can help a client, regardless of age, prepare for serious injury or illness by preparing appropriate documents or referring clients to attorneys well-versed in best practices for health care directives
- The benefits of this new approach for your clients and your practice
Who Should Attend?
This session is appropriate for all attorneys and physicians regardless of practice area. This session will provide you with practical knowledge for your professional practice as well as your personal life.
Featuring: Panelists: Amy Holzman and Shireen Gandhi, Founding Partners, JurisHealth, PLLC, Jeffrey Rubins, MD, Director Palliative Medicine, HCMC and Karen Quaday, MD, Director of Operations-Emergency Department, Regions Hospital
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