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Clarifying a Guardian’s Authority to Advocate for Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges & Opportunities to Ensure Timely, Equitable and High Quality Care
COVID-19 shinned a bright light on the inequities of the guardianship process for seriously ill, high risk and frail adults. Our guardianship process can be confusing, where the role of a guardian is not clearly defined and procedures not uniformly applied across legal, medical and community settings. Too often, the process results in delayed care and unnecessary harm & suffering for the patient, and emotional stress for families.
In a first time discussion, multi-disciplinary leaders and professionals will share viewpoints and provide up to date information from their field. Together we’ll explore one of our most pressing issues: clarifying a guardian’s authority to make end of life care treatment decisions where there is no real or substantial treatment choice, and when prior judicial approval is required.
As the Commonwealth takes exciting steps towards building an improved serious illness care framework, we have a unique opportunity to update documentation (MOLST form) and unify procedural guidelines to safeguard seriously ill adults under guardianship and ensure timely, equitable and high quality care.
In a moderated discussion, two dynamic panels will explore the following:

Health Care Panel will provide an update on a Serious Illness Care Best Practice Framework, and report on the health disparities and unnecessary harm and suffering for adults under guardianship. Q/A period.

Legal Panel will provide a brief update on the guardianship process for seriously ill adults, and discuss a legal analysis to clarify (a) a guardian’s authority to make treatment decisions where there is no real or substantial treatment choice, and (b) when prior judicial approval is required. Q/A period.

Open Discussion with all panelists to suggest next steps to clarify a guardian’s authority during the pandemic and in a post-vaccine world, improve MOLST documentation and unify procedures.

Attendees receive a Serious Illness Care Best Practices Update; Legal Memorandum; Survey.

Oct 23, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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