Bioethics Bootcamp_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.
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
David Kappel, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
West Virginia University
Michael Deem, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Center for Healthcare Ethics
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.
- 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