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Live Webcast! Our Clinical Ethics Mission: Reality and Challenges

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:00 - 3:30 pm CST

The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy of Loyola University Chicago, in conjunction with the Loyola University Chicago School of Communications, presents the live studio webcast:

Our Clinical Ethics Mission: Reality and Challenges


(Link opens in Windows Media Player)

Viewers will be invited during the broadcast to e-mail or phone questions to the speakers

At the end of this session participants will be able to

  1. Analyze the moral and theological underpinnings of an ethics program at a Catholic healthcare ministry organization
  2. Identify common ethical issues that need to be addressed within a Catholic healthcare ministry organization.
  3. Develop strategies for accessing ethics resources to address current challenges.

Abstract: Catholic healthcare facilities need to provide a timely way to address clinical ethics bedside challenges. We'll explore the values and resources of the Catholic tradition, especially as evidenced in the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Moreover, a panel of ethicists will analyze a common clinical case confronting care givers and explore approaches to resolution. Finally, we'll look at the realities such as resource and structural limitations that impede the providing of timely and supportive ethics services within ministry organizations.



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