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Annual Meeting and Announcements

Ethics Sessions Scheduled for Internal Medicine 2016

Committee: Ethics, Professionalism & Human Rights Committee (EPHRC)
Staff Liaison: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
PN 028
Room: 143
Ethics Year in Review

Lisa S. Lehmann, MD, PhD, FACP (Moderator)
Executive Director, National Center for Ethics in Health Care (10P6)
Veterans Health Administration
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420

Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP
58 River Ridge Road
Little Rock, AR 72227

Banu E. Symington, MD, FACP
St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute
725 Pole Line Road West
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Clinical Questions:

  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?
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
PN 029
Room: 143
When Someone Else Must Decide: Surrogate Decision Making in Clinical Practice—Ethical Challenges Role Play

Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP (Moderator)
Virginia Mason Medical
1100 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98111

Jeffrey T. Berger, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics
Department of Medicine
Winthrop-University Hospital
Mineola, NY 11501

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP
Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine & Ethics
The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The Department of Medicine & Divinity School
The University of Chicago, MC-6098
5841 S Maryland Avenue>
Chicago, IL 60637

Clinical Questions:

  1. What are the ethical issues of surrogate decision making in the clinical context?
  2. What interests of patients, physicians, family members, and the community are at stake in surrogate decision making for clinical care?
  3. How might the process and outcomes of surrogate decision making be improved?
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
PN 026
Salon G-1
A Return to Bedside Medicine: Countering the Hidden Curriculum

Sanjay Desai, MD, FACP (Moderator)
Director, Osler Medical Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Room 9029
1830 East Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Paul S. Mueller, MD, FACP
Mayo Clinic
General Internal Medicine
Gonda Building 17
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Julie R. Rosenbaum, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
PO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Clinical Questions:

  1. What ethical and professional values are being transmitted in the hidden curriculum?
  2. Can greater recognition of the role that the hidden curriculum plays during medical education help counterbalance negative messages that may be transmitted?
  3. Can the culture be positively affected?
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
PN 027
Room: 150
Ethics and EHRs: Best Practices for Patient Care and Training

Paul S. Mueller, MD, FACP (Moderator)
Mayo Clinic
General Internal Medicine
Gonda Building 17
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

William B. Applegate, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157-1003

Danny Allen Newman, MD, FACP
1443 Anthony Road
Augusta, GA 30904

Clinical Questions:

  1. What ethical and professional challenges do electronic health records (EHRs) present for physicians?
  2. Do EHRs and "copy and paste" support high-quality patient care and provide a teaching tool for trainees?
  3. Can EHRs enhance patient-physician communication and team-based care?

National Healthcare Decisions Day

The 9th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) will be held on April 16, 2016. A collaborative effort among national, state and community organizations, NHDD is intended to ensure that "all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions." NHDD activities aim to increase awareness of the purposes and benefits of advance care planning, make resources for completing an advance directive available to those wishing to complete a directive, and encourage conversations with family, friends and health care providers about future healthcare wishes. Over the past seven years, NHDD has succeeded in reaching millions of people with information about advance directives and National Healthcare Decisions Day, and over 29,000 advance directives have been completed on National Healthcare Decision Days themselves. For more information about becoming involved in National Healthcare Decisions Day, visit their website at www.nhdd.org.


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