Inappropriate Treatment Escalations at End-of-Life in the Context of Healthcare Disparities

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Presented by Kelly Stuart, MD, MPH, MTS, MSNDR
Vice President of Mission and Ethics Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Mission Leader St. Francis Medical Center

Learning objectives:

  • How historic and current healthcare disparities affect surrogate decision making at EOL.
  • How the medical surrogate’s role in advocating for equity in EOL leads to escalations in technology.
  • How medical practice paradigms, reimbursement and statutory requirements around EOL decision making compound the problem of inappropriate treatment demands.
  • EOL care and advance care planning as specific areas of healthcare disparity.
  • Patient/family communication strategies for aligning healthcare team and medical surrogate’s goals of care.

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