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Current Issues in Medicine, Religion and Ethics

This new series of forums has been developed by the Medical Ethics Committee of Missouri Baptist Medical Center to create ongoing interfaith educational and ethical dialogue surrounding patient care and health care today.

At each forum, a panel of physicians and community leaders will discuss a new topic affecting the practice of medicine. Attendees are welcome to participate through questions, making the forums a valuable exchange of views about these important issues.

Issues at the End of Life — February 18, 2016

A 65-year-old man with metastatic cancer continues to have uncontrolled pain despite multiple attempts at control of his cancer and his pain. He requests medication to allow him to commit suicide rather than tolerate his pain any longer.

Should he be given a prescription for a supply of pain medications and sedatives sufficient to allow him to commit suicide? What can palliative care or hospice offer this man? What moral or ethical obligations are there for the physician or nurse after learning of the request for assisted suicide?

Missouri Baptist Medical Center Clinical Learning Institute, Rooms 419 & 420 (4th floor of Main Garage)

Panelists

Rabbi James M. Bennett
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Shaare Emeth
President, St. Louis Rabbinical Association

Vicki Boehmer, RN, MAHCM, CHPN
Palliative Care Specialist, MBMC

Gary A. Ratkin, MD
Retired, Midwest Hematology-Oncology
Chair, Palliative Care Committee, MBMC

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Clinical Learning Institute, Rooms 419 & 420
(4th floor of Main Garage)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Accrediting Information

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. For more information, call the continuing medical education (CME) coordinator at 314-996-5312.

AMA Definition of CME

CME consists of educational activities that maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. CME represents that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine and the provision of health care to the public.

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