Salon Series  Fall 2022

All Salons are via Zoom


All Salons meet on Thursdays. Programs are presented 6:30 - 8:30 PM, and 2 CEUs are awarded. 

All registrants will be able to log in at 6:30 for presentation.

December 8th, 2022- Ed Coffey, MD 

 “Physician-Assisted Suicide for Patients with Dementia — A Discussion of the Book 'In Love' by Amy Bloom”

This Salon will be held in person in Charleston, SC. All participants are strongly encouraged to read the book mentioned above prior to the 


Dr. Ed Coffey is a neuropsychiatrist, a healthcare leadership adviser,
and an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (2018-present).
Dr. Coffey earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology (BS) from
Wofford College (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1974, where he also won a
Rhodes Scholarship to study at St John's College, Oxford University
(BA in Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology, 1976). He earned his
medical degree from Duke University (AOA) in 1979.
Dr. Coffey’s innovative work on “Perfect Depression Care” has been
widely cited as a model for health care transformation, and its
audacious goal of “Zero Suicides” has become an international
movement.. Dr. Coffey has made important scientific contributions to
the fields of neuropsychiatry, brain stimulation, healthcare quality
improvement, family-centered care, and suicide prevention. He has
authored over 150 scientific publications and chapters, and he has
edited several influential textbooks Dr. Coffey is an award-winning
educator, and he has served on the National Board of Medical
Examiners, as well as on the American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology. Dr. Coffey is active in his community, advocating for social
justice, a sustainable environment, safe gun ownership, and social and
emotional learning (SEL). Dr. Coffey is the recipient of numerous
academic distinctions and honors. In 2014, Wofford College bestowed
upon Dr. Coffey an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree, the College’s
greatest honor. In 2016 Dr. Coffey received the ANPA’s Gary J. Tucker
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry, the highest honor
awarded by the ANPA.

“I strive to make a difference in this world by improving the mental
health and wellbeing of my community, through excellence in the
science and art of health care and healing.” - Dr. Coffey


1.  What are the ethical implications of death with dignity. 

2.  When might it be ethical to make clients aware of options for themselves or others, if this information is unsolicited.

3. What are the legal issues in the State of SC related to a clinician's role in death with dignity?

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