The Case Manager
will be able to:
1. Define Advance
Care Planning and Advance Directives and discuss the differences between the
2. Explain the
Four fold goals of Advance Care Planning.
3. Identify the
5 categories of patients who are at Higher Risk for decisional incapacity (and
would most benefit from information on Advance Care Planning).
4. Apply Robert
Buckman’s 6 Step Protocol for Breaking Bad News
5. Define the following
Ethical Principles (Action Guides)
Concept of Autonomy
o Informed Consent
o Refusal of Treatment, and
o Autonomous Suicide
Concept of Justice
o Micro/Macro-allocation and Health Policy
o The Concept
o Costs and Benefits
- Non maleficence:
and Letting Die,
o Optional and Obligatory Means of Treatment, and
o Proxy Decision Makers: Standards and Procedures
6. Explain the
Professional / Patient Relationships
- Rules of
- Rules of Confidentiality
Rules of Fidelity
Conflicts Among Contractual and Role Obligations
7. Apply the 5
Goals of a “Good/Decent” Death.
8. Describe the
4 fold framework for Hospice Care and the 4 things clinicians must know to care
for the dying.
the 3 functions of an Ethics Committee and identify the differences between
an ethics committee and an ethics consultant.
“medical futility” and explain the ethical obligations of physicians when an
intervention is clearly futile.
the differences between “futility”, “rationing” and “experimental intervention”.
the key distinctions between the following Sources of Authority: Law, Ethics
and Risk Management
Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) and Explain the key arguments for/against PAS.
the 6 key Obligations / Values of a Professional Physician.
A. ADVANCE CARE
C. BREAKING BAD
ISSUES & DIVERSE BELIEFS
G. DO NOT RESUSCITATE
H. END OF LIFE
ETHICS COMMITTEES AND ETHICS CONSULTATION
K. HIV AND AIDS
INFORMED CONSENT IN THE OPERATING ROOM
LAW AND ETHICS
NEONATAL / ICU ISSUES
PARENTAL DECISION MAKING
PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS
SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICINE
TERMINATION OF LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT
TRUTH-TELLING AND WITHHOLDING INFORMATION