First Do No Harm?The Physician’s Role, Responsibility, and Agency at the End of Life, WASHINGTON END OF LIFE COALITION, Seattle, Washington (Sept. 13-14, 2019).
TBD, THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON END OF LIFE LAW, ETHICS, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (ICEL3), Ghent, Belgium (March 7-9, 2019).
Upcoming Presentations (2018)
TBD, MAYO CLINIC, Rochester, Minnesota (December 13, 2018).
Ethics Committees Are Not Just for Hospitals: Advancing Person-Centered Care in Long-Term Care Facilities, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOETHICS & HUMANITIES (ASBH) 20TH ANNUAL MEETING, Anaheim, California (October 18-21, 2018).
Top 10 Legal Developments in Bioethics, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOETHICS & HUMANITIES (ASBH) 20TH ANNUAL MEETING, Anaheim, California (October 18-21, 2018).
Shared Decision Making and Advance Care Planning: Using Decision Aids to Improve Patient Safety, MICHIGAN ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONFERENCE, Lansing, Michigan (October 11-12, 2018).
Dementia, Withholding Food and Water, and Overcoming Barriers to VSED by Advance Directive, MICHIGAN ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONFERENCE, Lansing, Michigan (October 11-12, 2018).
End Self-Regulation of Medicine: Decreasing Deference to Physicians Improves Patient Safety and Protects Patient Rights, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ETHICS AND HUMANITIES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES, Lansing, Michigan (October 10, 2018).
Medicine has long been one of the most self-regulating of all professions. In the 1970s, the new field of bioethics was designed to challenge this prevailing system. As Senator Ted Kennedy explained at the founding of Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics “Human life is too precious and the decisions regarding it too important to leave to any one group of specialists.” Still, even fifty years later, medicine remains largely self-regulating. And patients have suffered. In this presentation, Professor Pope discusses recent initiatives to constrain the scope of physician discretion and how these initiatives improve patient safety and protect patient rights. He will place particular emphasis on the growing transition from traditional informed consent to shared decision making with patient decision aids.
Revolutionizing Informed Consent Law and Practice: Empowering Patients with Certified Decision Aids, 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal (September 1-4, 2018).