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MSU Law Hosts Forum on Adolescent End-of-Life Care

An upcoming Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Medicine and Law symposium will explore whether adolescents should be entitled to make end-of-life decisions about their own medical care.

The symposium, “Living with Terminal Illness: Should Adolescent Minors Make Decisions at the End of Their Lives?,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, in MSU Law’s Castle Board Room. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

National and international panelists will discuss ethical challenges presented by a mature child's medical decision-making power, possible frameworks to change the mature minor's decision-making role, and the reality of relationships in end-of-life care. Presenters include:

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at www.law.msu.edu/minors. For more information, contact Journal of Medicine and Law Consulting Editor Louis Kraus at 734-649-3277 or krauslou@msu.edu.

Last updated: February 5, 2014


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