Margaret P. Battin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, at the University of Utah.
At the end of life, decisions arise which may present complex ethical dilemmas. Such decisions include the best treatment to ease a patient’s suffering, the benefits and drawbacks of various treatments, the preservation of patient autonomy, withdrawal of treatment, and many others. Clinicians must work through these instances of end of life care with respect, diligence, and thoughtfulness. Please join us as Dr. Battin shares her scholarly work and personal experiences with the ethical issues at the end of life.