Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LLME 850 End of Life Law



Course Description

This course explores topics in the end of life law including the right to refuse treatment, informed consent and physician-patient communication, advance care planning, surrogate decision making, medically assisted dying, withdrawal of life-supportive therapies, and the end of life care dispute resolution. The course begins with coverage of key legal and ethical concepts in end of life law and will emphasize the complex interplay between law, ethics and the provision of medical care. Activities for the course will include a mock Hospital Ethics Committee meeting, client interviewing and counseling, completion of advance care planning documents, student-led discussion, and a substantial original research paper on a topic related to the course.