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Annual Meeting and Announcements Archive

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Ethics Sessions for Internal Medicine 2014

Committee: Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee

4/10/2014
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
PN 022
Rm. 311AD
Social Media and Online Professionalism: What Physicians Need to Know

Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FACOI (Moderator)
President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern School
of Medicine
400 Fuller Wiser Road
Euless, TX 76039

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

Stephen F. Darrow, MD
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Member, ACP Council of Residents and Fellows
5324 30th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Clinical Questions:
1. What principles of medical ethics and professionalism apply to social media?
2. How is trust in the physician and the profession affected by online activities?
3. Should physicians try to separate their professional and personal online identities?

4/11/2014
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
PN 029
Rm. 311 EH
Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients: Considering Where, When, and How

Thomas Gallagher, MD, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Bioethics & Humanities
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
4311 11th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Wendy Levinson, MD, Dip. Epi., FACP
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management
and Evaluation
St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street, Queen Wing, 4-036
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Canada

Allen B. Kachalia, MD, JD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Clinical Questions:
1. What do patients want to know about harmful errors?
2. How should errors be disclosed?
3. How do institutional policies and procedures support or impede disclosure of errors?
4. How can physicians respond to harmful medical errors most effectively?

4/12/2014
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
PN 021
Rm. 311 EH
The Impaired Physician: Am I My Brother’s (or Sister’s) Keeper?: Ethical Challenges Role Play

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP (Moderator)
Chair, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Medical School Office Building
1265 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5479

Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, FACP
Vice-Chair, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
C8-GIM
Virginia Mason Medical
1100 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98111

Stephen F. Darrow, MD
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Member, ACP Council of Residents and Fellows
5324 30th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Clinical Questions:
1. When is a physician “impaired”?
2. How can a physician recognize impairment in a colleague (or in him- or herself)?
3. What are the physician’s ethical, professional, and legal obligations when she or he believes a colleague is impaired?
4. What resources are available for impaired physicians?

4/12/2014
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
PN 020
Rm.311 AD
Ethics Year in Review

Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH, FACP (Moderator)
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Vice Dean for Medical Education
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Office of the Dean
P.O. Box 951722, 12-138 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1722

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Associate Dean, Outreach & Multicultural Affairs
Professor of Medicine & Pathology
Medical Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine
1515 N. Campbell Avenue
P.O. Box 245024
Tucson, AZ 85724-5017

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Governor St. Primary Care Center/University Medicine Foundation
285 Governor Street, Suite 2
Providence, RI 02906-3237

Clinical Questions:
1. What are the emerging and challenging medical ethics and professionalism issues for internists today?
2. How do these issues affect patient care?
3. How should physicians deal with these issues?

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Ethics Sessions for Internal Medicine 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Social Media and Online Professionalism: What Physicians Need to Know (PN 019)
Date/Time: 04/11/2013 (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM), Room 102
Ticketed: No
What principles of medical ethics and professionalism apply to social media?
How is trust in the physician and the profession affected by online activities?
Should physicians try to separate their professional and personal online identities?
Moderator: Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS, FACP; Panelists: Katherine C. Chretien, MD, FACP; Nathaniel E. Lepp, MPH, MSIII

Friday, April 12, 2013

Stewardship of Resources by Physicians: Ethical Challenges Role Play (PN 020)
Date/Time: 04/12/2013 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM), Room 102
Ticketed: No
What are the ethical principles and tensions relevant to the allocation of health care resources?
What does it mean for a clinician to be a good steward of resources?
How can physicians implement the ethical and practical stewardship of resources in their practices?
Moderator: David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP; Panelists: Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, FACP; Jon C. Tilburt, MD, FACP

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Protection of Medical Personnel in Armed Conflict and the Duty to Provide Care to All (PN 017)
Date/Time: 04/13/2013 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM), Room 102
Ticketed: No
What is medical neutrality and how is it grounded in ethics principles and codes?
How does this relate to everyday practice?
Why should physicians advocate about these issues?
Moderator: Alejandro Moreno, MD, MPH, JD, FACP, FCLM; Panelists: Robert S. Lawrence, MD, MACP, FACPM; Leonard S. Rubenstein, JD, LLM

Ethics Year in Review (PN 018)
Date/Time: 04/13/2013 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM), Room 302
Ticketed: No
What are the emerging and challenging medical ethics and professionalism issues for internists today?
How do these issues affect patient care, professionalism, and/or medical research?
How should physicians deal with these issues?
Moderator: David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP; Panelists: Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, FACP; Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP

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Internal Medicine 2012, New Orleans: Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee Sessions

4/19/2012 11:15 AM -12:45 PM
PN 012
Room 356-57

Ethical Challenges in Advance Care Planning

Kesavan Kutty, MD, MACP, FCCP, FRCP (L) (Moderator)
Chair, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Professor of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin
Academic Chairman of Medicine, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice Chair, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Associate Dean, Outreach & Multicultural Affairs
Professor of Medicine & Pathology
Medical Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Joseph J. Fins, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics
The E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center

1. What is the current model of decision making at the end of life and what ethical principles does it try to uphold?
2. What are barriers to advance care planning?
3. How can discussions about advance care planning best be accomplished?
4. How can the physician support the family or close others involved in the implementation of end-of-life care decisions?

4/19/2012 2:15 AM - 3:45 PM
PN 016
Room 391-392

To Test or Not to Test: Ethics of Genetics in the Office

Maren T. Scheuner, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Core Investigator, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Humanities and Bioethics
University of California at Davis Health System
Caroline L. Goldzweig, MD, MSHS, FACP
Co-Lead QI/Informatics SPA
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System
West Los Angeles Health Care Center, GIM

1. How do you recognize a patient who might have a genetic predisposition? What educational and psychosocial needs should be addressed? When should you consider a referral for a genetic consultation?
2. Who are genetics professionals, what happens during a genetic consultation, and what is the informed consent process for genetic testing?
3. What are the ethical issues for patients and their family members (privacy, coercion, testing of minors, reproductive decisions) and the ethical issues for clinicians (disclosing benefits, risks, limitations, and alternatives to testing; follow-up and recontacting patients; maintaining confidentiality; warning of risk to others)? What legal protections are in place to mitigate genetic discrimination by insurers and employers (state and federal legislation, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act)?

4/20/2012 4:30 - 5:30PM
PN 015
Room 383-385

Patient Centered Medical Home: Ethics, Accountability and Team Work

Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH, FACP (Moderator)
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Medical Education
Director, Clinical Ethics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Gary S. Fischer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, General Medicine, Oakland
University of Pittsburgh
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore Hospital


Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP
Commissioner of Health
Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Mayor
City of New Orleans Health Department

1. How does the PCMH align with principles of medical ethics and professionalism?
2. What challenges to medical professionalism might the PCMH raise?
3. Identify strategies to promote effective collaboration with team members and an enhanced focus on patient-centered care.

4/21/2012 11:15 AM -12:45 PM
PN 013
Room 391-92

Ethics Year in Review

Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH, FACP (Moderator)
Member, ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Medical Education
Director, Clinical Ethics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Joseph J. Fins, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics
The E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, FACP
Member, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics
The University of Chicago Medical Center

1. What are the emerging medical ethics and professionalism issues for internists today?
2. How are ethics issues affecting patient care?
3. What should practitioners keep in mind when confronting these issues?

4/21/2012 4:00 - 5:00 PM
PN 014
Room 383-85

Ethics, Professionalism and the Electronic Health Record

Susan L. Rattner, MD, MSClinEpi, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs/Undergraduate Medical Education
Thomas Jefferson University

Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP
Mason Adams Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center

Peter D. Stetson, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Medical Informatics
Columbia University Medical Center
Associate Director, Quality Informatics
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

1. What are the benefits of the use of electronic shortcuts for writing notes in the EHR? What problems can arise?
2. What ethical issues and implications for the patient-physician relationship are raised by technology shortcuts like “copy and pasting”?
3. How can the benefits of technology be used effectively?

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