Ethics in Surgery Curriculum. "Principles for Communicating Bad News" and "Advanced Directives and Withdrawal/Withholding of Treatment" (1999? )
Susan Kepner, Executive Director, Educational Clearinghouse, Association for Surgical Education, Alliance for Clinical Education
A curriculum developed by Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D. and Debra A. DeRosa, Ph.D. to educate surgery residents at Northwestern University about ethics in surgery. The curriculum includes text (3-ring binder), overhead transparencies, and two videos "Principles for Communicating Bad News" and "Advanced Directives and Withdrawal/Withholding of Treatment" that correspond to sections in the curriculum. Topics covered: General Strategies for Facilitating the Ethics Section; Introduction to Ethics Curriculum; DNR Orders and Communicating Bad news; Advance Directives and Withdrawal or Withholding Treatment; and Informed Consent and Jeopardy Questions/Transparencies. The curriculum development was supported by a grant from the Central Surgical Association Foundation.
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An Act to Revise and Recast the Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care Law and the Natural Death Act for Withholding or Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment as Part of a New Act, the Health Care Decisions Law, and Provide for Advance Health Care Directives and Health Care Decisions for Patients Without Surrogates Unknown author (California. Laws, Statutes, etc, 1999-10-06)