Webcast on Futility and End of Life Care
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Program overview
Learning objectives

The webcast of this webinar was recorded on November 2018:00 - 19:00 CET

Key Points of this Webinar
- Decision making regarding escalation and interventions should be collaborative with the patient and advanced planning is essential
- Futility is poorly defined as a medical concept and may mean different things to different groups. It is context depended.
- The capacity of the patient will affect end of life care decisions, however all care delivered must be patient centred
- The ECHR is important in how we approach end of life care decision making and models
- There are potential areas of conflict in End of Life Care, particularly when the patient lacks capacity. It is important to recognise when these are arising and work to resolve them

Webinar Scientific Faculty
Dr. Paul McConnell MB ChB (hons) FRCA EDIC FFICM | Past Chair of the Ethics Scientific Committee, European Society of Anaesthetists | Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow | Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley 

Dr Kenneth McKinlay | Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICU
Dr Rhona Siegmeth | Consultant Anaesthetist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Scotland

Scientific support
Dr David Finn BSc (Med Sci), MBChB, FRCA, FFICM | Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, U.K

Technical Setting
This webcast is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.
For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.

Organised by
ESA eLearning Committee

Knowledge acquired after attending this Webcast

- Apply realistic medicine when it comes to offering and continuing interventions
- Recognise scenarios where discussions around advance planning, DNACPR orders and escalation plans may be useful
- Understand how and apply the ECHR to medical scenarios
- Understand and overcome the difficulties in the use of the term futile in reference to treatments and interventions, particularly at the end of life
- Assess patient capacity can deal with how it can affect care and interventions at the end of life
- Engage in patient centred planning in patients lacking capacity
- Recognise areas of potential conflict and how to work to resolve them
- Be aware of emerging therapies which may impact on how we define treatment success and affect how we deliver end of life care.

Webcast on Futility and End of Life Care
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