GRAND ROUNDS-"DNR Policy", Robin Kaye, MD, "Bioethics Futility Policy Review", Zeb Timmons, MD, "Withholding/Withdrawing Policy", Tressia Shaw, MD " End of Life Triad Policy: Who Decides and When", David Beyda, MD, Chair Bioethics Committee,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Phoenix Children's Hospital, Rosenberg Children's Medical Plaza Cohen Conference Center

(Parking is available on the 4th and 5th floors of the PCH parking garage)

Continental Breakfast Will Be Served

As a result of having attended this lecture, participants should be able to:

Robin Kaye, MD, Interventional Radiology  

"DNR Policy"

*    identify the background and purpose of the DNR Policy

Zeb Timmons, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Assistant Fellowship Director for Emergency Medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital 

 " Bioethics Futility Policy Review"

*     review the update on finalized bioethics futility policy

*     discuss the implementation of the policy in practice

David Beyda, MD, Chair, Bioethics Committee, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Chair and Professor, Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix

"End of Life Triad Policy:  Who Decides and When"

*     discuss the mechanism for determining futility

*     discuss the implications of a DNR order

*     discuss the process of withdrawing and withholding care   

Tressia Shaw, MD, Program Director, Palliative Medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital 

" Withholding/Withdrawing Policy"

*     understand new/revised hospital policy and ethical issues of withholding/withdrawing interventions

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This lecture series is designed primarily for pediatricians and allied health professionals.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Drs. Kaye, Timmons and Beyda have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

This statement verifies that all activity planning member disclosure of relevant financial relationships has been reviewed.  On the basis of the information provided, it has been determined that no conflict of interest exists with respect to their role in this continuing medical education activity.

If there appears to be a conflict of interest, the planning member is no longer involved in planning over CME content relevant to the commercial interest.

For further information, please contact Medical Education 602-933-0761.


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