When Medical Becomes Legal: Interpreting Advanced Directives and End of Life Options
Lariisa McClungCentury IV
Participants will be introduced to the Texas MOST (Medical Options for Scope of Treatment) Form. We will look at the nationwide effort to create State-specific standardized forms. We will compare the Texas MOST to the Colorado MOST. We will briefly look at what other states are calling their forms and how far various States are in developing their forms. We will discuss where these forms are used and the differences and similarities with legal Will documents. Form-specific vocabulary will be covered, Participants will have opportunity to practice interpreting/sight translating this material. We will review ethical decision-making with small group discussion using scenarios. If time permits, we will cover the “5 Wishes” document and End of Life Options Acts that exist in some States as well as our personal decisions whether to accept interpreting work in those settings.