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Weiss: Informed consent- statutes and caselaw

Today we welcome back Larry Weiss, M.D., J.D., Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland and overall expert in the field of medico-legal issues. Dr. Weiss has been invited all over the United States to speak on the delicate aspects of practicing medicine in the legal mine fields of modern medicine. Today he focuses on the subtleties of the medical consent process. Although the laws and statutes are focused on the state he practices medicine, Maryland, the overall concepts are secure. It’s been said before, but these ideals are something you have to master to practice medicine successfully!

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Gillard: Communicating with grieving families

Today we welcome a very special guest, Ms. Erin Gillard, LCSW-C. Ms. Gillard is the Clinical Manager, Family Services at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. Additionally, she is has over ten years of social work experience here at the University of Maryland. Most recently, she has broadened her expertise as a yoga therapy instructor with Yama Studio. Today Ms. Gillard will approach a topic that is often overlooked in standard critical care training, how to truly communicate with families when they dealing with a significant level of crisis and emotional distress. This is a topic that is truly cutting-edge in the modern ICU, so I assure you this will be a skill you will be expected to master!

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Weiss: EMTALA- What the Intensivist needs to know!

Today we welcome the brilliant mind of Larry D. Weiss M.D., J.D. for an afternoon not to be missed. Dr. Weiss has been a staple for legal-based lectures for the last 16 years here at the University of Maryland where he acts as a Professor of Emergency Medicine. Although Dr. Weiss stopped actively practicing law years ago, he is one of the foremost experts in his field as he has been called to all corners of the world to speak on health policy and risk reduction. I highly recommend that you take the time to soak in only a brief sampling of his infinite wisdom!