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Parallel Session: Making Ends Meet: Ethics of Care at Opposite Ends of the Spectrum



Dr Jason Freedman
Inpatient Medical Director, Oncology/BMT, Attending Physician, Division of Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Session Chair

Dr Christopher Steer
Medical Oncologist, Border Medical Oncology, Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre and senior lecturer, UNSW rural clinical school, Albury campus, Australia
Session Chair

Dr Steven Joffe
Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and
Art and Ilene Penn Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof Margot Gosney
Elderly Care Consultant, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr Albert Tuca
Medical Doctor, Unit of Supportive and Palliative Care in Cancer, Medical Oncology Department, Spain

Dr Isabelle Libert
MD Supportive / Palliative Care, Institut Jules Bordet – Centre des Tumeurs de l’ULB, Brussels, Belgium

Prof Yu Jung Kim
Medical Oncologist, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Republic of Korea

Dr Jim Burtonwood
MA(Oxon), BMBCh, MRCGP, MScPallMed, MAcadMEd, GP Partner, Portishead Medical Group, UK Specialty Doctor, Palliative Medicine, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre ​RNLI Medical Associate​, Portishead Lifeboat,  Honorary Lecturer, University of Bristol Medical School, Honorary Tutor, Cardiff University Medical School, Presenter, Red Whale Cancer Update


  • Ethical Issues within Pediatric Oncology and Supportive Care (Lecture 1) with Dr Steven Joffe 
  • Ethical Issues within Geriatric Oncology and Supportive Care (Lecture 2) with Prof Margot Gosney
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Prevalence of Ethical Dilemmas in the End-Of-Life Process of Advanced Cancer Patients with Dr Albert Tuca
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Decision-Making for Therapeutic Limitations in Patients with Advanced Cancer (AC): A Pilot Evaluation of Conflicting Situations with Dr Isabelle Libert
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Current Status and Cardinal Features of Patient Autonomy after Enactment of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Act in Korea with Dr Yu Jung Kim
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Quacks, Lock-Downs And Ghosting – The Challenges of Supportive Care Behind Bars with Dr Jim Burtonwood

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of presenters do not necessarily reflect those of MASCC or ISOO.