«Medicine of the Person»
01 71st meeting, 14th to 17th August 2019
"Patients without capacity"
It is the fourth time that the International Association of Medicine of the Person is to meet in the Czech Republic. In 2019 we will be meeting near Marienbad in Bohemia in the ancient convent of Teplá. During the first three days of the week, we will explore the area guided by Dagmar and Petr Fiala, seeing the sites and enjoying the company and friendship of others attending the meeting.
During the three study days, we will be considering the situations where decisions have to be taken on behalf of the patient who is unable to express himself or take those decisions for him or herself. In our daily work as doctors, we have learned to take into account the opinions of the patient as much as possible as we make decisions on their behalf. What does it mean to have to take these important decisions for the patient, their relatives, doctors and carers, as far as the law is concerned and more? We will hear the thoughts of the palliative care physician, the intensivist and the psychiatrist, but also the pediatric specialist in social medicine and Tom Fryers who will consider ethical and theological aspects of this topic. Three bible studies will give us the opportunity to ask ourselves questions about our responsibility for the whole person; body, mind and spirit.
Come and join us to discuss the topic in small groups, share our experience of treating patients without capacity, our questions and our opinions. Partners are included just as much as doctors and carers so that the discussions are kept personal and broad-based.
With warmest personal greetings, looking forward to seeing you in August,
Frédéric von Orelli and the organizing committee.