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Ethical Issues in Stroke Care: Working With Substitute Decision Makers

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Grand River Health Stroke Team presents…

Ethical Issues in Stroke Care: Working with Substitute Decision Makers


With Paula Chidwick, Phd

Wednesday September 22nd 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Please register in advance for this event.

Zoom link will be provided after registration.



Event Objectives:

1. Aid staff in identifying common ethical dilemmas and strategies to approach them
2. Identify when it is appropriate to consult a substitute decision maker for care decisions
3. How does cognitive impairment and aphasia impact consent and capacity determinations?
4. Navigating ethical dilemmas surrounding feeding tubes
    → Situations where family and patient wishes differ
    →  Do patients understand fully the risks and benefits?
    →  Obtaining consent
5. Discuss ethical issues at discharge
    → Moral distress involved with discharging patients with cognitive impairment
    → Staff / patient / SDM conflict on discharge decisions
6. Discuss selected ethics questions submitted by registrants



September 22
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Central South Regional Stroke Network
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