Unpacking Bedside Bioethics: Demystifying Decision-Making Capacity
Decision making capacity is a critical piece of working out how to respect a patient's autonomy. Determination of decision-making capacity lies in the hands of clinicians. While the idea of determining if a patient can make decisions might seem straightforward, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about decision-making capacity. This session unpacks the complexities in decision-making capacity determinations and addresses some common myths and misconceptions.
This talk is part of the new professional development series: “Unpacking Bedside Bioethics”. This quarterly, virtual series is delivered by core and affiliate faculty of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Speakers introduce foundational bioethics concepts, identify ethical dilemmas in clinical cases, and demonstrate how to apply bioethical frameworks to resolve those dilemmas.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, chaplains, social workers and other clinical support to attend. Health professions students are also encouraged to attend.
Jaime Konerman-Sease, PhD is a Clinical Ethics Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. She is an Ethics Consultant for M Health Fairview and serves on the University of Minnesota Medical Center's Ethics Committee.