March 30 Webinar on Anorexia Nervosa and Assisted Suicide: A Dangerous Association

Posted On: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Please join us for this unique webinar on Anorexia Nervosa and Assisted Suicide: A Dangerous Association with Dr. Angela Guarda, M.D. on March 30 at Noon (CST).

Dr. Guarda will discuss ethical concerns specific to the treatment of anorexia nervosa. These arise from unique characteristics of this illness and from controversy and confusion over capacity to refuse treatment, over the role of involuntary treatment and palliative care for anorexia nervosa, and most recently the unethical promotion of physician assisted suicide for individuals with extreme anorexia.

This presentation is especially timely as one medical association has recently called for psychiatric patients with anorexia to be eligible for assisted suicide.

Dr. Guarda is the Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr Guarda obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins including an externship in eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital in London. She is an internationally recognized clinician, educator, and researcher in the field of eating disorders.

You can register for the free webinar HERE.

« »