Dr. Stahl presents at Michigan’s first statewide Advance Care Planning conference

stahl-crop-2015Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl recently presented at the Michigan Advance Care Planning Conference: Strengthen Best Practices & Community Engagement. The conference was held October 13-14 in Lansing and presented by the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.

Dr. Stahl presented on “Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Challenges in Advance Directives.” The presentation reviewed the ethical challenges providers and surrogates face when implementing advance directives. Those in attendance discussed how to evaluate and resolve these ethical challenges that commonly occur in the acute setting, as well as how to develop strategies for helping patient patients to create meaningful and clinically useful advance directives. The group also discussed the potential use of patience preference predictors as described by Drs. Stahl and Tomlinson in their recent podcast episode: The Patient Preference Predictor: Tomlinson and Stahl – Episode 1.

Re-envisioning shared decision making in primary care

bbag-icon-decRe-envisioning shared decision making in primary care

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Shared decision making is increasingly advocated as the best approach to patient care for many if not most medical decisions. Yet, actually implementing shared decision making in the primary care setting has remained vexingly elusive. This talk will explore the following questions: Can shared decision making include a primary care provider’s recommendation? If so, how can care recommendations be tailored to be more patient-centered?

apr-13-bbag.jpgJoin us for Tanner Caverly’s lecture on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from noon till 1 pm in person or online.

Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH, is a general internist and health services researcher at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research. In 2012 Dr. Caverly co-founded the Do No Harm Project – an award-winning program that uses clinical vignettes written by clinical trainees to improve recognition of the harms that can result from medical overuse. His research explores the general question: How can population evidence and clinical practice guidelines be better translated for and communicated to patients? In both his teaching and research, Dr. Caverly strives to promote the vision set out by Dr. Bernard Lown to do “as much as possible for the patient and as little as possible to the patient.”

In person: This lecture will take place in C102 East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Online: Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

Can’t make it? All webinars are recorded! View our archive of recorded lectures.