Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

9-30-2010: Medicine Grand Rounds

Refusal of Treatment: A Medical-Ethical-Legal Autopsy

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 30, 2010

12:15 pm
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore
(no morning session)


Philip Lief, MD

Maria Gomez, MD

Hannah Lipman, MD

Philip Lief, MD 
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology 
Department of Medicine 

Maria Gomez, MD 
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
Department of Psychiatry a & Behavioral Sciences 

Hannah Lipman, MD 
Assistant Professor, Divisions of Geriatrics and Cardiology 
Associate Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics 
Chief, Bioethics Consultation Service 

Laura Mansfield, RN, MSN 
Administrative Nurse Manager 
NW 3, Department of Nursing 
Montefiore Medical Center 

Vincent Pantone, MD 
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine 
Loren Ratner, JD 
Associate General Counsel 
Office of Legal Affairs 
Montefiore Medical Center 

Medical Grand Rounds this week will be an interesting and thought-provoking case presented by a group of experts brought together by Dr. Philip Lief.

The case and the ensuing discussion will deal with the concepts of patient autonomy, consent, and refusal; the concepts of capacity and competence; and the administrative and legal processes for court orders and guardianship.

Post-lecture webcast: www.medicinegr.org.

For access code contact Mildred Rodriguez, mirodrig@montefiore.org.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts of patient autonomy, consent and refusal
  2. Define capacity and competence
  3. Understand the administrative and legal processes for court orders and guardianship


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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