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    Annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics

    Summer Workshop XI

    Resolving Conflict in the Clinical Setting: A Skills Workshop
    and Common Ethical Issues Encountered in Patient Care

    Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 - 4:30

    Morning Session: Skills Training on Resolving Conflict – Haavi Morreim, JD, PhD

    The morning workshop will provide skills training for conflict resolution in the clinical setting to be used in challenging patient care situations. This session emphasizes learn-by-doing. Participants will learn a ‘toolbox’ of skills and strategies and then integrate these into a variety of practice simulations during the session. The practice cases will include difficult cases that often arise in the health care setting.

    Haavi Morreim, JD, PhD., is a professor at the College of Medicine, University of Tennessee. As an academician, attorney, and active mediator for both civil and family matters she brings 30 years experience and a distinctive perspective to health care conflict resolution.

    Afternoon Session: Current Ethical Issues in Patient Care

    The afternoon session will focus on three issues:

    1. Selecting Appropriate Surrogate Decision Makers which will discuss the ethical and legal guidelines in establishing a surrogate decision maker – Shilpa Shashidhara, PhD
    2. Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients which will focus on the best practice organizational approach to dealing with health care decision making for unrepresented patients – Ruchika Mishra, PhD
    3. End of Life Option Act: Ethical and Legal Implications highlighting the soon to be implemented California law that will allow terminally ill patients to request a life ending medication from their physician – Robert Fulbright, JD, MA

    This workshop is geared to bioethicists, physicians, nurses, legal counsel, risk managers, chaplains, social workers, administrators, ethics committee members, patient advocates, attorneys, security staff and interested others.

    CEUs available: Medicine-6.5 CEUs, Nursing-6.0 CEUs, Social Work-6.5 CEUs.


    Registration for the 2016 Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics is now closed.
    If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please contact Antonio T. Kruger at (415) 600-1647.
    There will be no same day registration. Please let us know if you have any questions.


    • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration
    • 9:00 – 9:05: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Albert R. Jonsen, Ph.D.
    • 9:05 – 12:35: Resolving Conflict: A Skills Course, E. Haavi Morreim, J.D., Ph.D.
    • 12:35 – 1:30: Lunch
    • 1:30 – 2:30: Selecting Appropriate Surrogate Decision Makers, Shilpa Shashidhara, Ph.D.
    • 2:30 – 3:30: Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients, Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D.
    • 3:30 – 4:30: End of Life Option Act: Ethical and Legal Implications, Robert J. Fulbright, J.D., M.A.
    • 4:30 – 4:45: Summary and Evaluations