Expert Panel on Advance Decisions (ADs) for End-Of-Life Planning

16 May 2014 17:30 - 19:30

Do you know what medical treatments you would want to refuse if you lost the ability to make your own choices (e.g. because you were in a vegetative state after a car crash)?

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  • How can you help someone who says they wouldn’t want to be resuscitated but would prefer to die peacefully at home?  What can you do to be sure they won’t be rushed into hospital or kept alive on machines?
  • What does the law say about when advance decisions are legally binding?
  • Can you be an organ donor if you refuse life-prolonging treatment?
  • What are the practical challenges and the ethical debates?


Eight very short (7 minute) talks and a 40 minute Q&A on Advance Decisions from an interdisciplinary team of expert scholars and practitioners who will answer your questions.


Panel Members:


Celia Kitzinger, Co-Director of the York-Cardiff Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, University of York

Verena Hewat, End of Life Rights Project Coordinator, Compassion in Dying

Sue Wilkinson, Telephone Helplines Research Unit, Loughborough University

Robert Cole, Head of Clinical Practice, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

David Worth, retired Consultant Physician, York Hospital

Paul Murphy, National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation

Jenny Kitzinger , Co-Director of the York-Cardiff Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Cardiff University

Penney Lewis, Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London


Venue: Berrick Saul  Lecture Room, University of York.


Booking Needed:

Telephone: 01904 323041


Price: FREE

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