The Evolving Role of Psychiatry in Death-Hastening Decisions

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1.Name 3 benefits and 3 challenges of using Applebaum and Grisso Criteria when assessing decisional capacity at the end of life
2. Understand the current criteria for the Physician Aid in Dying in United States
3. Discuss methods of hastened death that physicians may participate in, including rational suicide and refusal of care after suicide attempts
4. Understand common ethical issues when patients request hastened death.

Physician Suicide- Hidden Pandemic

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1. Identify the Scope of the issue
2. Identify Risk factors and barriers
3. Identify Evidence based strategies in order to combat the issue


Shannon Mazur, DO
PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident

Gursharon Nijjar, DO
PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident


Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the other 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: 
06/02/2020 - 8:00am to 9:30am EDT
MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 1.00 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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