Dartmouth Events

Navigating Decision-Making Capacity amid Mental Illness

The 51st Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees

Monday, October 25, 2021
11:45am – 4:15pm
Intended Audience(s): Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Conferences
Registration required.

Decision-making capacity can be challenging to assess in patients with mental health diagnoses. Clinicians often struggle with the balance between a desire to respect autonomy and a duty to protect. In this conference, we will discuss challenges in decision-making capacity assessment involving adult and pediatric patients with mental health diagnoses (such as eating disorders). We will also discuss pragmatic management approaches, including invocation of a Ulysses clause.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss current issues related to ethical dilemmas posed by patients with mental illness who are asked to make a health care related decision.
The registration fee is waived for all. Advance registration is required for planning purposes.
To register, visit the event website: http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/ce. For registration questions, please call (603) 653-1234 or email clpd.support@hitchcock.org.
The virtual conference meeting access link will be emailed to registered participants 24 – 48 hours prior to the start of the activity.

For more information, contact:
Diane Belback

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.