Who Gets the Final Say? The Ethics of Futile Treatment

(A Virtual Presentation)

Monday, October 5, 2020


Platform: Zoom Webinar (There will be no live attendance for this event.)

Time: 6 PM - 8:10 PM



Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Paul Farr, MD
Physician (retired)


Speakers Include:

Gabriel Bosslet MD, MA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Fellowship Director | Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Occupational Medicine
Assistant Dean | Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Affiliate Faculty Member | Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
Indiana University School of Medicine

Stuart Youngner, MD
Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry
Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine


Simin Beg, MD
Division Chief of Hospice and Palliative Care
Spectrum Health






This event will be offered as a virtual presentation through Zoom Webinar.  Participants must register for the event.  A reminder e-mail along with the Zoom link to access the presentation will be sent to participants a few days prior to the event and then again the day of the event.




CME, CNE and Social Work Credits (2) will be offered for this event.  Participants may indicate their interest in receiving credits through the registration process.

Participants must have logged on to the event no later than 10 minutes from the start of the event and continue viewing until the conclusion of the event to receive credit.  Those who indicated their interest through their registration and have met the viewing qualifications will receive instructions for claiming credits after the event has concluded.

Continuing Education Credit:

Spectrum Health Hospitals CME is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Spectrum Health Hospitals CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Spectrum Health Hospitals and Grand Valley State University.

Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing, a Michigan Board of Nursing approved nursing education program, is authorized by Administrative Rule 333.10602g to award contact hours to participants at continuing education programs provided by the Kirkhof College of Nursing. This course is approved for 2.0 CNE hours.

Spectrum Health is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.   This event has been approved for 2.0 Social Work Continuing Education Hours and is recognized by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, Licensing Division, for Social Work Continuing Education.

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