Upcoming Events/Conferences



May 20, 2015 - 28th Annual WVNEC May Symposium

Ethics Consultation:  Improving Skills and Evaluating Quality - Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV

The Joint Commission requires institutions to have a mechanism to address ethical issues in patient care.  Most institutions comply with this requirement by ethics consultation.  This symposium will sharpen your skills and prepare you to meet future certification requirements to perform ethics consultation in your institution. 

The keynote speaker, Mark Kuczewski, PhD, is Director of the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago and a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Clincial Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee that is developing the certification program for ethics consultants.  The symposium will feature a video and discussion of how to evaluate the quality of ethics case consultations, demonstrate that the language used by healthcare professionals including ethics consultants matters; highlight societal changes making decision-making in patient care and ethics consultation  for older patients more challenging; and provide interdisciplinary opportunities for practicing ethical analysis and resolution of challenging cases in the opening panel case discussion and setting-specific breakout groups.

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For more information on these programs, call Cindy toll free at 1-877-209-8086.