1. Review the history of medical offering of non -beneficial treatment.
2. Describe the process approach to disagreements about non-beneficial care.
3. Describe our policy.
4. Discuss ethical and legal implications of such policies.
5. Describe our commitment to improving care for complex patients.




Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., M.T.S.

Director of Clinical Ethics, Baystate Health

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS - Baystate


Diane Dietzen, MD, FACP. FAAHPM, HMD

Medical Director, Palliative Care Service


Barbara Z. Stoll, J.D., M.Ed 

Staff Attorney  I  Baystate Health Clinical Safety and Risk Management


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: 
10/04/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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