After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1| Identify the relevant questions of moral analysis and moral reasoning in the context of DNR orders for surgical patients.
2| Determine an appropriate framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that arise in the context of DNR orders for surgical patients.
3| Explain steps to identify the "least bad" course of action and progress toward an ethically-sound resolution via bioethics mediation.


Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., M/T.S.
Director of Clinical Ethics, Baystate Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine


None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
04/18/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Daly 1 PACU
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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