Please join the Allegheny County Medical Society and the Allegheny County Bar Association for an interactive panel discussion on the intersection of law and medicine.
This presentation will feature respected elder care physicians Dr. Judith Black and Dr. Richard Hoffmaster from Allegheny County Medical Society. They will present two case studies that deal with issues physicians now confront when caring for patients nearing the end of life.
In addition, attorneys Jillian Zacks and Gary Gushard from the Allegheny County Bar Association will provide input and discussion in regards to guardianship, special needs trusts, and right to life legal matters involving these cases.
Judge Lawrence O’Toole, Administrative Judge, Orphan’s Court, also will provide perspective on these unique cases.
Learning objectives from this event include:
- Outline knowledge on the POLST form and its use
- Apply skills, knowledge, and resources to champion advance directive and POLST in professional environment
- Identify issues of surrogacy
- Examine palliative care and ethics consultations for increased awareness and knowledge
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from legal and medical professions regarding these complex issues!
Lawrence R. John, MD, President, ACMS
Melaine Shannon Rothey, Esq., President, ACBA
Judith S. Black, MD, Allegheny Health Network
Gary J. Gushard, Esq., Tucker Arensberg, PC
Richard B. Hoffmaster, MD, UPMC
Hon. Lawrence J. O’Toole, Court of Common Pleas
Jillian F. Zacks, Esq., Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky