Clinical Ethics Skills and Methods: Guideposts to Navigate Uncertainties at the Bedside

This 1-day training, scheduled for January 25, 2019, is intended for members of hospital ethics committees and others interested in ethical aspects of clinical medicine. Attendees will include physicians, nurses, PAs, social workers, chaplains, patient representatives, lawyers, counselors, and psychologists. Community members who serve on ethics committees are encouraged to attend. Priority will be given to those currently serving on a hospital ethics committee or ethics task force.

* Updated program flier here *

Learning Objectives

During this one-day program, participants will:

  • Review the core ethical responsibilities of individuals performing hospital ethics consultation, and how to fulfill them;
  • Learn and practice methods of mediation that can be employed in a clinical ethics consultation;
  • Participate in simulations of ethics case consultations;
  • Choose from a variety of break-out sessions which are likely to include the latest findings on marginalized populations, the role of religion in ethics consults, and recent legal happenings impacting ethics consultations. 

Speakers

Speakers include:

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.
The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College;
Director of Medical Ethics and Attending Physician
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center;
Co-Director CASBI, Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury,
Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University;
Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law,
Yale Law School

Mark Mercurio, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology); Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine;
Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale School of Medicine;
Director, Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program

Stephen Latham, JD, PhD
Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Senior Research Scientist, Political Science
Adjunct Professor in Management; Lecturer in Law
Yale University
 
Katherine Kraschel, JD
Lecturer in Law, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Executive Director of the Solomon Center, Yale Law School
 
David Hersh, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine); Chair, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Ethics Committee; Co-Director, Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Clerkship; Director, Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Sub-internship
 
Lori Bruce, MA
Director, Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
Chair, Community Bioethics Forum, Yale School of Medicine
 
William Logue
Director of Dispute Resolution Training
Quinnipiac University School of Law
 

Laurie Cardona-Wolenski, PsyD

Assistant Professor; Chief of Psychology, Yale Child Study Center Psychology Training Program; Co-Director, Yale Child Study Center Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service

Program Schedule 

Please click here to view the current program schedule.

Advance Preparation

Because this is only a one-day program, attendees are encouraged to familarize themselves with the program’s cases, readings, and mediation principles in advance. Materials will be provided at least two weeks before the program start date.

Registration

Space will be limited, and priority will be given to members of hospital ethics committees and ethics task forces.

Costs

$0 for members of Yale New Haven Health System’s ethics committees (Greenwich, Bridgeport, YNHH, Westerly, and Lawrence & Memorial) and community members of any hospital ethics committee;

$150 for all other attendees if payment is received by November 30th, 2018;

$175 for registrations after November 30, 2018.

Morning coffee and lunch are included in the cost of the program.  

Questions about the rate? Please reach out to us at bioethics@Yale.edu

Location 

Yale University School of Medicine
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06519

Program Registration

To request a slot, email us at bioethics@Yale.edu with a short summary (2-4 sentences) of your interest in the program, whether you currently serve on an ethics committee, your title, and any topics of pressing interest to you.   

Payment 

To save your slot, full payment of the program fee is due 30 days after receiving acceptance.
Payment information is available here

Registrants who pay, then withdraw from the program, are subject to the following refund schedule:
  • 50% of the program fee shall be refunded if withdrawal notification is received by January 4th.
  • After January 4th, no refund can be offered.

* This program is co-sponsored by our sister organization, the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale’s School of Medicine. *

Continuing Education Credits

5.0 to 6.0 ACCMEs may be earned; exact value will be determined soon.

Accreditation: All segments of this program will be planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., and The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University.  The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Each daily segment is designated a maximum number AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Disclosure: The speakers and the members of the Planning Committee do not have any commercial or financial interest which would bias the presentation. 

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., will designate this educational activity for approximately 5.0 to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Planning Your Visit

Accommodations

The Omni New Haven Hotel is located 0.5 miles from the program location, and The Study is 0.6 miles from the program location. 

Travel to Yale

New Haven is easily accessible by train (via Amtrak and MetroNorth) or airport. Information about airport travel to Yale is located here:

https://your.yale.edu/administrative-services/travel-relocation-fleet/travel/air-travel/airport-shuttle

Driving Directions

From I-95 traveling North or South

  • Exit 47 to route 34 west to exit 2.
  • Turn left onto College Street.
  • Follow College until it merges with Congress Avenue.
  • Cross Howard Avenue and enter the Howard Avenue parking garage on your right.

From I-91 traveling South

  • Exit 1 to route 34 west to exit 2.
  • Turn left onto College Street.
  • Follow College until it merges with Congress Avenue.
  • Cross Howard Avenue and enter the Howard Avenue parking garage on your right.

From Wilbur Cross Parkway (Rte. 15) Traveling South

  • Exit 59 immediately after tunnel.
  • Right at end of ramp. Merge left onto Whalley Avenue at light.
  • Stay on Whalley until you see signs for Yale-New Haven at park Street.
  • Turn right onto park and follow it until it merges with Howard Avenue.
  • Once on Howard, go through one more light and the Howard Avenue parking garage will be on your right, across the street from 789 Howard.

From Merritt Parkway (Rte. 15) Traveling North

  • Exit 57 to route 34 east into New Haven.
  • Right onto ella T. Grasso boulevard (rte. 10) and left onto South Frontage road.
  • Follow hospital and Rte. 34 signs.
  • At Howard Avenue, turn right. The Howard Avenue parking garage will be on your right, across the street from 789 Howard Ave.

Route 1 (Boston post road) Traveling East

  • After crossing Ella T. Grasso boulevard (rte. 10), turn left onto Davenport Avenue.
  • At Howard Avenue, turn right. The Howard Avenue parking garage will be on your right, across the street from 789 Howard Ave.

Howard Avenue Parking Garage 

790 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT

Open 6 am - 9 pm weekdays; closed on weekends.

Rates:

5 hours to 10 hours         $15.00

Up to 24 hours                $20.00