My session at the end of life in dementia community of practice

I will on June 14th 2017 present a session on legal and ethical principles in end of life in dementia for a community of practice run for 38 specialists, for Dementia UK and Hospice UK.

Talk 1

I will give a hour one talk on the following topics.

  • Definition of end of life
  • Legal method
  • Introduction to ethical dilemmas
  • Four ethical principles
  • Duty of care
  • Mental capacity
  • Best interests and advocates
  • Advance decisions
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Advance care planning
  • Deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • UN Convention on Rights for Persons with Disabilities
  • Artificial nutrition and hydration
  • Do not attempt resuscitation
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia

I will then discuss with the group collective responses to eight legal and ethical scenarios.

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