Bioethics Bootcamp_December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

UPMC Passavant and the University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program invite you to attend an in-person clinical ethics consultation training on Friday, December 4, 2020.  The Clinical Ethics Consultation Boot Camp is a one-day training to develop and improve knowledge, abilities, and skills in clinical ethics consultation. The day will provide sessions exploring basic bioethics concepts, case discussions, and ethics consultation role-playing based upon the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation.  The seminar, while intended for the novice consultant, may also provide more seasoned consultants with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge base and refine their consultation skills.

The first half of the day will be didactic and topics will include an overview of ethics committees and their primary functions, principles of biomedical ethics, informed consent, surrogate decision making, advance care planning tools, Act 169 and futility.  During the second half of the seminar, our faculty will facilitate ethics case discussions followed by a role-play and group debriefing.

The Boot Camp will be held at Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center on the UPMC Passavant campus.  The space is large enough to allow for social distancing, but the number of participants will be limited out of an abundance of caution and to allow greater access to faculty. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/04/2020
Course expires: 
12/18/2020
Event starts: 
12/04/2020 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
12/04/2020 - 3:00pm

AGENDA:

8:30 am.                           Registration and check-in

9:00 - 9:30 am              The Functions of an Ethics Committee and Principles of Biomedical Ethics

9:30 - 10:15 am           Informed Consent and Surrogate Decision Making

10:15 - 10:30 am         Break

10:30 - 11:15 am         Advance Care Planning and Act 169

11:15 - 11:45 am         Futility

11:45 - 12:30 pm        Lunch (boxed lunch provided)

12:30 - 1:15 pm           Case Discussion with panel (futility can be discussed

1:15 - 2:00 pm              Role-Playing

2:00 - 2:45 pm              Debrief and Discuss

2:45 - 3:00 pm              Wrap Up & Evaluation

3:00 pm                           Adjournment

Cumberland Woods Village Conference Cente
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA
United States

David Kappel, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery

West Virginia University

Michael Deem, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Center for Healthcare Ethics

Duquesne University

Kate Molchan, JD, PhD

Clinical Ethics Fellow

Wellstar Health System

Valerie Satkoske, PhD

Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Spiritual Care

UPMC Mercy Hospital

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
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