Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Department of Medical Ethics
22nd Annual Ethics Symposium
Respecting Community, Reflecting Community
Saturday, March 2, 2013
San Ramon, CA
The Department of Medical Ethics serving KP Northern California invites you to attend its twenty-second annual Symposium. This year’s theme takes shape around both the idea and the ideal of “community” as important influences on — and reflections of — our moral lives as individuals.
The format of our day-long symposium involves both large-group plenary sessions and small-group workshops. Registration is open to anyone interested in healthcare ethics, and is not limited to KP employees. Our conference aims to foster moral community and collegiality, and to promote understanding of clinical ethics in the service of humane patient care and quality outcomes.
Please join us. We look forward to sharing the day with you!
Register Here: https://www.SignUp4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=ETHI42E
Our distinguished faculty will present the following talks and workshops:
Harriet A. Washington, Award-winning Medical Writer & Editor
Harriet Washington’s work focuses mainly upon bioethics, the history of medicine, African American health issues and the intersection of medicine, ethics and culture. Ms. Washington has taught at New School University, SUNY, the Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Harvard School of Public Health and Tuskegee University. Her books include: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present; and Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself.
The Year in Bioethics – Kate Scannell, MD, FACP; Program Director, KP NCAL Department of Medical Ethics
Entrenched Conflict in Health Care: Is There an Ethical Mandate to Address? – Sarah E. Shannon, PhD, RN; Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing
The Rule of Rescue, Resuscitation, and Reflecting on Risk – Lawrence Nelson, PhD, JD; Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University
Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care – Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD; Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin
Lives at Stake: Spiritual and Ethical Implications of Healthcare Fatigue – Chaplain Connie Johnstone; Spiritual Care Manager, KP San Jose
Do Advance Directives Forms Interfere with Values-Based EOL Care Planning? – Betty Menkin, MD; Clinical Medical Director, San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
Hands-On Practice: Skills for Addressing Entrenched Conflicts for Clinicians and Ethicists – Sarah E. Shannon, PhD, RN; Associate Professor, University Of Washington, School Of Nursing
Empathy and Clinician-Patient Conflicts – Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University Of California, Berkeley
Advanced Ethics Workshop: The Landscape of Platonic Ethics – LaChanda Davis, MA; KP NCAL Ethics Department