EVENT: NH/VT Ethics Committees Meeting: Ethical Management of Violence in Healthcare

Posted: September 5, 2023

The 54th Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees: Ethical Management of Violence in Healthcare

Thursday, October 19, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH

Registration 12:30 – 1:00 pm


In this interactive session, we will discuss the growing challenge of aggressive and violent behavior in healthcare settings and some of the associated ethical tensions. We will summarize which healthcare workers are most affected and the impact of violence on healthcare worker well-being. We will end with a discussion of the ethical management of aggressive patient behavior: from de-escalation to setting boundaries and, in some situations, separation from non-urgent clinical care.

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss the scope and impacts of the epidemic of violence directed at healthcare workers including at least three examples of ethical approaches to the management of aggressive patient behavior.


Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fees are as follows:

To register, please visit the event website.

Advance registration is required for planning purposes. Please make every effort to register seven (7) business days in advance of the learning activity. We will not accept walk-ins or late registrants on the day of the learning activity.

For registration questions, please call (603) 653-1234 or email .

If you need to cancel your registration, please call (603) 653-1234 or email

. Cancellations should be made seven (7) business days in advance of the learning activity. There will be no refunds after this date. A $10 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the cancellation deadline.


In support of improving patient care, Dartmouth Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 ANCC contact hours.

All other learners may claim CME-designated participation credit. Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of CME-designated participation credit for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted; please email to check on the status of this application.

Social workers must attend 80% of the entire learning activity to claim the credit. In addition, they must sign in and out on the sign-in sheet at the registration desk to record their attendance.