Ethics in palliative care: Patients and families who “want everything"


Robert Macauley, MD

Robert Macauley, MD
Endowed Chair, Pediatric Palliative Care
Oregon Health and Science University
Author: Ethics in Palliative Care: A Complete Guide 

Michael Demoratz, LCSW, CCM

Michael Demoratz, LCSW, CCM
Commissioner, Commission for Case Manager Certification
Author: Dying 101: "A Candid Conversation on Terminal Illness"


After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an approach to discuss goals of care, which may include palliative measures, so patients and their families can plan ahead when facing a serious diagnosis;
  2. Describe an ethically appropriate response to an ethical scenario where patients and/or families have expressed interest in palliative care but then request potentially non-beneficial (and conflicting) treatment; and
  3. Incorporate advocacy on behalf of clients and their palliative care preferences in interaction with providers and caregivers.