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Mechanical Circulatory Support: Exploring History to Consider the Risks and Benefits of Technological Advancement
April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
THE CLINICAL ETHICS DISCUSSION GROUP (CEDG) PRESENTS: Mechanical Circulatory Support: Exploring History to Consider the Risks and Benefits of Technological Advancement.
CEDG presents a discussion of how the historical development of the artificial heart and other means of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) inform contemporary practice and of the ethical issues that follow from such technologic advancement. What unique challenges are associated with MCS? How do these technologies and devices influence patient care considerations? What policies ought to guide practice? Please join us for this special spring event!
Lunch will be provided.
Liz Sonntag, MD, MICU Fellow and HEC Member
Helen Cooney, Former Heart Mate (Artificial Heart) Team Member
Arlene Davis, JD, Director, Clinical Ethics Service