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Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course

Dates

June 18-20, 2014

REGISTRATION

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Tuition Fee

$1,100 – Physicians
$900 – all non-Physicians
$250 – Reduced Fee for staff and faculty of Harvard Medical School affiliated facilities

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This intensive course is designed for members of ethics committees and others interested in ethical aspects of clinical practice. The target audience are physicians, ethics consultants, nurses, chaplains, social workers, health care administrators, respiratory and other therapists, human rights officers, patient representatives, psychologists, risk managers, moral philosophers, hospital attorneys and trustees. Any or all of these health professionals may be members of hospital ethics committees. Members of clinical ethics committees, organizational ethics task forces and ethics support services identified the need to learn theories of ethics and ethical analysis of clinical cases to prepare staff to serve on clinical ethics committees and perform clinical ethics consultations. Knowledge of common ethical problems and dilemmas in medicine, and strategies to address them will help participants increase their competence in addressing ethical questions in medical care. The combination of lectures, case discussions and seminars cover core information about ethical theories, principles, and methods, key bioethics cases from US courts, evolving standards for ethics consultation, and areas of clinical ethical controversy and consensus. Faculty for the course are drawn from the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and from the Harvard-affiliated hospitals and institutions who are experts published in the specialty areas in which they teach, including bioethics, moral philosophy, medicine and health care.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate basic terminology, principles and methods of ethics
  • Apply ethical principles to discussion and analysis of clinical cases
  • Review ethical issues and policies addressed by clinical ethics committees

Target Audience

The target audience are physicians, ethics consultants, nurses, chaplains, social workers, health care administrators, respiratory and other therapists, human rights officers and patient representatives, psychologists, risk managers, moral philosophers, hospital attorneys and trustees. Any/all of these health professionals may be members of hospital ethics committees.

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Location

Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Map of Harvard Longwood Campus

Questions?
Contact us at:
DME@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 432-2570