The Clinical Ethics Immersion at the John J. Lynch MD Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) is the original experiential and simulation-based education program designed for professionals who want to advance their practice in clinical ethics. The Immersion is an intensive 3 ½ day course for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals who want an in depth, hands-on clinical ethics experience.
The Center for Ethics is one of the oldest, elite clinical ethics programs in the country. Unlike many others, the Center’s philosophical bias is virtue, rather than being more heavily grounded in Enlightenment theory or a mediation approach. The Immersion helps participants better understand how clinicians work together with clinical ethicists and members of their ethics committee to continually improve the care of their hospitalized patients.
Participants will have the opportunity to round with clinical ethicists in intensive care units, respond to case consultations as they naturally arise, simulate a family meeting, develop chart note skills, and discuss clinical ethics practice with program faculty as it occurs in various parts of the hospital. In addition, participants will be put through simulated ethics consultations in MedStar’s state-of- the-art Simulation Training Environment Laboratory.
This program is hosted by the staff of the Center for Ethics, joined by clinicians and ethics committee members from MWHC. For more information, contact the Program Director, Kahlia Kéita, MA, JD.
(Payable in three installments)
ASBH Member: $1,020 (15% discount)
MedStar Health Associate: $960 (20% discount)
*Fees include program materials, meals, and transportation to and from the program sponsor hotel and MWHC.