Medical Ethics 2014-04 - Medical Ethics Advisor - Apr 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.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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:

  • Most Americans lack advance directives -- but they also report concerns about end-of-life care
  • Bioethicists set criteria for who can perform clinical ethics consults
  • Ethical issues of genomics applied to infectious disease
  • Cast a wide net when obtaining feedback on clinical ethics consults
  • Guideline committee members have conflicts of interest
  • Organ donor facility is less costly, more efficient: An "ethical must"

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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