Clinical Ethics in Palliative Care: 01- 02 April 2017
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Much of the issues involved in medical ethics revolve around the issue of illness and the preservation of life. As palliative care deals with patients and families at the transitions of care, issues surrounding medical ethics become more common. There is increasing public discussion in areas such as withholding and withdrawal of treatment, mental capacity, medical futility and physician assisted suicide and euthanasia. Those involved in palliative care should be aware of both ethical issues as well as the clinical evidence that should guide their practice.This workshop deals with many of the ethical issues in palliative care mainly through case discussions.
Our invited facilitators are:

·         Dr Ghauri – Head of Palliative Care Dept. in Concord Hospital, Sydney
·         Dr Frank Brennan - Palliative Care Physician from Calvary Hospital, Sydney
·         Sumytra Menon – Senior Assistant Director at the Centre for National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore.

The two (2) day workshop will cover the following areas:

·         The place of ethics in palliative care
·         Evaluating an ethical case
·         Ethical communication : collusion, consent and confidentiality
·         Withdrawing and withholding treatment
·         Medical futility
·         The ‘difficult patient’
·         Physician assisted suicide
·         Euthanasia
·         Advanced medical directive and advanced care planning 
·         Palliative sedation
·         Ethics at the end of life

For further enquiries, kindly contact Wai Mun via telephone: 03 9133 3936 (extension 267) or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Registration Fees Normal International APHN Members




RM230 / USD55

Nurses / Allied Healthcare





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