Medical Ethics 1207 - Medical Ethics Advisor - Jul 01, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for acute care physicians, chiefs of medicine, hospital administrators, nurse managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains.


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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Board Member
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Medical and Legal Affairs
Center for the Study of Bioethics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Karen Young
AHC Media


  • Task force suggests health care rationing in catastrophes
  • Discharge process is a balancing act
  • Affective forecasting may impact medical ethics
  • UK's 'right-to-die'card stirs controversy
  • Stop-smoking counseling: more effective than thought
  • Society forms policy on use of palliative care
  • African-Americans get less EOL discussion
  • Non-invasive ventilation helpful in lung cancer


  • discuss new information about hospital-based approaches to bioethical issues and developments in the regulatory arena that apply to the hospital ethics committee
  • stay abreast of developments in bioethics and their implications on patient care, risk management, and liability
  • learn how bioethical issues specifically affect physicians, patients, and patients families

Financial Disclosure:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD (Board Member), Coles McKagen (Associate Publisher), and Karen Young (Managing Editor) report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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