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Council continues guardianship and surrogate decision-making discussion

The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Ethics will revisit a discussion on guardianship, palliative care and current state guidelines and practices for the care of wards near the end of life during its May 20 meeting. The Council will review and discuss a draft memo that covers current case law and interpretations, issues facing guardians, palliative care as part of a continuum of care, and recommendations to improve the care of wards.

In addition, Council members will receive an update on the work of the homeopathy subgroup, an ongoing Council initiative to investigate the Society’s position on homeopathy practices in medicine. The group also will examine a number of Society policies due for their five-year review.

All Society members are welcome to attend the meeting, which is being held at 10 a.m. at Society headquarters. An agenda and meeting materials are available in the members-only section of the Society website* a week before the meeting. Members may e-mail Casey Pieper in the Society’s Government and Legal Affairs Department or call her at 608.442.3843 for more information.

*(Member log-in is required to access council materials. Click here to access the log-in page. Additional member log-in information is here.)

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