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Pluralism, culture and religion in end-of-life decisions for terminally ill children


Public panel discussion

The provision of health care for children with life-limiting diseases is a challenging task. In specialized home pediatric palliative care (SHPPC) the medical teams invest their resources to allow the patient to stay at home with their loved ones as long as possible. Professionals in SHPPC might face specific problems when they care for families with differing cultural backgrounds, especially when they face language barriers and value conflicts.
We will report an exemplary case of a family where a SHPPC-Team struggled in the provision of intercultural pediatric palliative care. The role of culture, differing values and religion will be discussed on the basis of this and similar cases. Different professional perspectives from medical ethics and law as well as pediatric palliative care will be represented on the panel.
The panel discussion will be in English. It is part of an International Workshop for young researchers (Klausurwoche) that is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education ans Research. It is certified by the Bayerische Ärztekammer (2 CME-Points).

Prof. Dr. Monika Führer (LMU Munich, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Richard Huxtable (University of Bristol, UK)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ilhan Ilkilic (Istanbul University, Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Georg Marckmann (LMU Munich, Germany)

Time: Wednesday 16.03.2016, from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Hospital of the LMU Munich (Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie), Lindwurmstraße 2a, Kleiner Hörsaal

Flyer for the public lectures (pdf-document, 546 kB)