SESSION TITLE: Ethics
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
PURPOSE: Medicine in 2015 is characterized by progress in technological, pharmaceutical, and interventional advancements that can prolong physiological function and human life. As a result, patients and their families have a different outlook and more options with respect to resources used. However, the expansion of options for medical intervention requires accompanying education about measures taken, the consequences, intended and unintended, and the moral implications behind them, so an informed decision can me made.