Jasia Mahdi, MD
Instructor in Neurology
As the therapeutic landscape for debilitating and neurodegenerative diseases burgeons, new ethical and palliative questions continue to emerge regarding the implications of new treatment modalities that can pose unique challenges to patients, their families, and medical providers.
The goals of this talk are to help the learners:
- Understand the potential ethical and palliative issues that arise in neurodegenerative and debilitating neurologic diseases
- Understand the concept of “moral injury” as it relates to providers who take care of patients with debilitating neurologic disease
- Reflect on the process of shared decision-making and balancing quality of life and therapeutic and palliative goals for patients on clinical trials