Annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics
For Hospital Ethics Committee Members
Saturday June 7, 2014
California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus)
Brain Death and other Ethical Challenges in Clinical Medicine
Summer Workshop IX
When is a person dead and how do we know? Recent cases in California and Texas have again demonstrated the ethical, cultural, and legal issues surrounding the end of life, specifically, the determination of death using the neurological criteria. Dr. Albert R. Jonsen, co-founder of Sutter West Bay Region’s Program in Medicine and Human Values (PMHV), and Bioethics Scholar Emeritus, served on the President’s Commission that formulated the Uniform Determination of Death Act. He will discuss how the determination of death using the brain criteria was developed and became law in all states. A physician-bioethicist will present the neurological criteria for death and will discuss how physicians and hospital ethics committees should respond in challenging situations involving brain death.
PMHV’s two clinical bioethicists will present the standardized ethics consultation process currently used in Sutter Health West Bay ethics consultations. Dr. Jonsen, who developed the Four Box Method of ethical analysis, will explain its origins and the application of the method. Ethics committee members from Sutter West Bay hospitals will present some difficult cases which will be analyzed by PMHV’s bioethics experts.
Modern medicine brings many new ethical challenges. Ethics committee members can be ready for these challenges when they are up-to-date on ethics issues and have the tools to think through a case in order to provide appropriate recommendations.
- Albert R. Jonsen, PhD
- David W. Campbell, PhD
- Ruchika Mishra, PhD
- William S. Andereck, MD
|9:00||Determining Death using the Brain Criteria|
History of the Definition of Death: President's Commission 1981
Clinical Determination of Death
William S. Andereck
|10.45||A Framework for Ethical Decision Making: Overview of the Standardized Ethics Consultation Process||David W. Campbell & Ruchika Mishra|
|1:00||Ethics at the Bedside: Origin and Use of the Four Box Method of Ethical Analysis||Albert R. Jonsen|
|1.45||Analyzing Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases from West Bay Hospital Ethics Committees||Response Panel|
|4:00||Conclusion & Evaluation|
Medicine: 6.0 CEUs.
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CPMC takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this live CME activity. CPMC designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Nursing: this activity approved for 7.2 contact hours of BRN credit. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 1956.Attendees must attend the course in its entirety.
Social Work: CPMC provider #2245. Course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFT's or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.
$125.00 – physicians
$75.00 – non-physicians
For more information contact:
Program in Medicine & Human Values
Attn: Antonio Kruger
California Pacific Medical Center
2395 Sacramento Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115