Workshop B – How Religion and Culture Affect Advanced Care Medical Decision Making


Presentation Description: 
This workshop examined the potential significance of religion and culture for decision-making about end of life care and how patients’ and families’ views on health care are sometimes shaped by their religious beliefs and/or cultures. This interactive, case-based workshop investigated these complex issues from the perspectives of a psychiatrist and palliative care physician, a spiritual advisor and a bioethicist.

Pamela Mosher, MD, M.Div, BSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Staff Psychiatrist, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service
The Hospital for Sick Children

Gerardo Quintanar, BA (Ph), PhD (Th)
Manager Spiritual Support Services, Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Randi Zlotnik Shaul,  JD, LLM, PhD
Director, Bioethics Department
The Hospital for Sick Children

Note: POGO was not granted permission to share Dr. Randi Zlotnik Shaul’s slides

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