September 18, 2020

Volume X, Number 262

Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical Decision-Making

Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, the firm’s Geriatric Social Worker, will present the free webinar, “Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical Decision-Making,” hosted in conjunction with Aveanna Healthcare.

Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical Decision-Making

Discussion topics will include:

  • How the social work code of ethics relates to the principles of medical ethics

  • Decision-making capacity and the concept of informed consent

  • Ten myths about decision-making capacity and red flags that capacity determination would be needed

  • Clinical approaches to determining medical decision-making capacity

  • Federal and New Jersey laws related to medical decision-making

  • The purpose of a Mental Health Advanced Directive

  • The process that occurs in the absence of legal documents

  • Case examples

Upcoming Legal Education Events

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020