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    Annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics

    Summer Workshop XIII

    The Life Cycle of an Ethics Consultation: Defining and Refining Core Skills
    June 9, 2018 | 9:00 – 16:45

    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.

    "Each year, bioethics committee members from both large and small hospitals in Northern California are treated to an excellent education opportunity, PMHV's annual Summer Workshop for Hospital Ethics Committees hosted at CPMC. The topics are always appropriate and timely. The presentations are case based and patient oriented. And there is always a time to collaborate and ask questions."
    Lynette R. Grandison, MD: Physician and Chair, Ethics Committee, Memorial Medical Centre, Modesto

    CEUs available: Medicine-6 CEUs, Nursing-6 CEUs, Social Work-6 CEUs.


    • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration
    • 9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and Introductions
      William S. Andereck, M.D., FACP
    • 9:10 – 10:10: The Ethics Consultation Request – Determining the Ethics Issue, Gathering Facts and Eliciting Treatment Preferences
      Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D. and Alexandria P. Lescher, D.Be.
    • 10:10 – 10:45: Ethics Committee Role: When and How to Involve the Ethics Committee
      William S. Andereck, M.D., FACP
    • 10:45 – 10:55: Break
    • 10:55 – 12:15: Crucial Conversations: Resolving Conflict and Establishing Trust
      Shilpa Shashidhara, Ph.D. and Ryan F. Holmes, Ph.D.
    • 12:15 – 1:15: LUNCH and Chairperson Meeting
    • 1:15 – 2:15: Case Analysis: A Systematic Approach to the Facts at Hand
      William S. Andereck, M.D., FACP
    • From Analysis to Concrete Recommendations
      Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D.
    • 2:15 – 3:15: Documentation and Continued Follow Up: Writing an Effective Ethics Note
      Shilpa Shashidhara Ph.D. and Alexandria P. Lescher, D.Be.
    • 3:15 – 3:25: Break
    • 3:25 – 4:05: Bumps in the Road – Things that can go wrong and how to handle conflicts throughout the consultation
      Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D and PMHV Bioethicist Team
    • 4:05 – 4:35: Outcomes: Building an Effective Tracker and Database to Identify Trends and Study Impact
      Guillermo A. Palchik, Ph.D.
    • 4:35 – 4:45: Summary and Evaluations