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Register Today for the 2022 Fall Virtual Ethics Education Series!

Posted: September 26, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 4th – 12:00pm-1:15pm

Patient Safety and the Dignity of Risk

Presented by: Adira Hulkower, JD MS, Chief of the Bioethics Consult Service at Montefiore in the Bronx

Hospitals have both a regulatory and ethical mandate to establish safe discharge plans for all patients. Through the lens of dignity of risk this session will provide a case-based exploration of how to expand conceptions of safety, risk and beneficence to better meet patient needs.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th – 12:00pm-1:15pm

Can Long Term Care Facilities Really Say NO to Taking Patients Back?

Presented by: Zail S. Berry, MD, MPH

Complex patient needs combined with staffing and bed shortages have placed increased strain on the system of care delivery. Examining how different sectors of the health care system have responded can shed light on how this quandary has come about, and may suggest new ways to work toward meeting the multidimensional needs of these vulnerable patients and their families.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th – 12:00pm-1:15pm

Ethical Management of Clinician-Patient Conflict in the Hospital

Presented by: Tim Lahey MD, MMSc, HEC-C, Director of Clinical Ethics at UVM Medical Center

This session will provide a case-based discussion about the ethical uncertainty that arises when the hospital becomes the default setting to manage non-acute and chronic health needs. Issues of behavior management, time off unit policies, discharge over objection, and resource allocation will be addressed.

November Sessions TBA