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New York Fellows Luncheon and CLE

  • When: January 25, 2018, 12 pm
  • Where: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 51 West 52nd Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY

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New York Fellows Luncheon and CLE

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“End-of-Life Decisions and the Law: The biggest life-and-death decision of your life....will be made by someone else”

Featuring:
Professor Susan P. Shapiro
Research Professor, American Bar Foundation

Moderated by Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong.

A recent study found that 70% of Americans over age 60 who required medical decisions in the final days of life lacked capacity to make them. The likelihood that the biggest life-and-death decision of our lives—literally—will be made by someone else is, therefore, very real. Yet we know remarkably little about how these proxy decision makers actually make life-and-death decisions on our behalf. Drawing on observations over three years of daily encounters between health care providers and family members of patients without decision-making capacity in two intensive care units, this presentation will do just that. Showing that legal standards and advance directives play a very limited role, Shapiro will describe how loved ones fashion decision-making standards drawing on their intuition, memories, interests, fears, suspicions, experiences, or religious world view.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lunch Available at 12:00 p.m.
CLE Presentation* to commence at 12:30 p.m.
CLE Materials available here.

Offices of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY

*This program will provide 1.0 hour of Areas of Professional Practice New York CLE credit for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

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