Medical Ethics 2014-01 - Medical Ethics Advisor - Jan 01, 2014

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing:

Board Member and Consulting Editor
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin
AHC Media

Contributing Editor
Stacey Kusterbeck
AHC Media

Subjects:

  • What do you know about effectiveness of ethics consults? Data are often lacking
  • Bioethicists "ideally qualified" to help address disruptive behavior
  • Microbiome research poses some unique ethical issues
  • High spiritual support linked to more aggressive end-of-life care
  • Patients apparently eager for pharmacogenics-based prescribing
  • Steps needed before pediatric anthrax vaccine trials could be considered
  • Ethical "pushback" may be needed with cost-containment efforts
  • Smartphones posing new ethical challenges with clinical photography

Objectives:

  • Discuss new developments in regulation and health care system approaches to bioethical issues applicable to specific health care systems
  • Explain the implications for new developments in bioethics as it relates to all aspects of patient care and health care delivery in institutional settings
  • Discuss the effect of bioethics on patients, their families, physicians, and society

Financial Disclosure:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD (Consulting Editor), Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor), Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor), and Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing 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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