Ethics Education, Resources and Training for Health Care Professionals
March Topic: Difficult and Controversial Cases in the Beginning of Life
Speaker: John Paul Slosar, PhD, VP, Ethics Integration and Education, Ascension Health, Saint Louis, Missouri
Place: CMB, Room 300 Teleconference
Given my disclaimers, my objective is not to say what I think is right or wrong, but to help you understand and apply the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services by:
Distinguishing the clear cases from the more complex
Identifying the questions we need to wrestle with in these more complex guidance
Identify the concepts that can provide some guidance
So that you may be better able to form your conscience regarding these complex cases
This program responds to several educational needs by presenting case-based topics on:
1. Basic knowledge of the Ethics and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and principles of Catholic moral teaching
2. Competencies specified by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) for ethics consultants..
3. Best practices and policy consideration for ethics committees and bioethics teams.
4. Emerging ethical issues in clinical and organizational ethics.
**Ethics Champions is a national collaborative of Catholic health systems that provides ongoing ethics education and training for ethics committee members, consultants, and other health care professionals in matters related to ethics and health care. This monthly program reaches over 100 sites and 1,000 professionals.