Ethics: Resource Allocation and Social Justice in Healthcare
The purpose of this activity is to address commonly held beliefs about social justice, explore historical and evolving approaches to kidney transplant, and discuss the impact of policy change and continuing efforts.
RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians/ Paramedics / EMTs /Pharmacists
- Describe historical and current approaches to social justice in healthcare
- Identify barriers to equity
- Summarize evolution of organ allocation
Program begins at 9:00am and ends at 10:00am Total Education Time = 1 Hour(s)
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Historical review of social justice in healthcare including review of landmark cases
9: 20 am – 9:35 am
Discuss primary barriers to equity and equitable distribution of services in healthcare
9:35 am – 9:50 am
Explore the evolution of organ donation and allocation over the years
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Discussion and Questions
Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc
Director of the Master of Medical Management program at Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Rebekah is responsible for the direction and strategy refinement for a degree program exclusively for physicians and serves as faculty for the Organizational Ethics course in the Master of Medical Management program. She works closely with faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to develop and deliver curriculum designed to increase physicians’ business, management, ethics, and leadership acumen. Rebekah has served as a health care advisor, educator, and ethicist for over ten years in academic, clinical, and association environments.
Rebekah has customized world-known psychometric assessments to suit the clinician population and provides education on a consultant basis to hospitals and health systems throughout the country.
Rebekah currently teaches bioethics to first- and third-year medical students at the University of Pittsburgh and serves on three UPMC ethics committees. She teaches Applied Ethical Analysis to students in varied degree programs at Heinz College as well as the Leadership, Communications, and Organizational Culture graduate course for Mercy College of Ohio.
She holds a Masters in Bioethics from the University of South Florida and a doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CCM CE will be provided: 1 CE - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner approximately 6-8 weeks following the live date of the course.
This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics. Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1 CE credit(s).
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit(s).
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.
NOTE: Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved. This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance