Making Medical Decisions in Complex Situations
February 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Session 2 of 2-Part Medical Decision-Making Series
Making medical decisions in complex situations will explore navigating conflicts and interpreting advance directives. There will be discussions around informed consent, capacity, and refusals. Finally, there will be a case review and we welcome case suggestions from the group.
Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C, Executive Director & Clinical Ethicist
Cindy is the Executive Director and Certified Clinical Ethicist at the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN). She earned her BA from Colby College in Waterville, ME, Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Vermont, Masters in Clinical Ethics (MSB) from Clarkson University & the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and holds a certificate in bioethics with a specialization in health policy and law from Union Graduate College & the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. In addition to her role at VEN, Cindy works part-time at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a clinical ethicist, chairs the Ethics Committee for the State of Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), co-chairs the Central Vermont Medical Center Ethics Committee and directs the Statewide Task Force on Palliative Care. She is the 2020 recipient of the Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care. A native Vermonter, Cindy lives in central Vermont with her husband, children, black lab, horse and miniature donkey.