Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds January 2012

The presenter will be Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy and Director of Pediatric Palliative Care, Duke University. His presentation is titled, "Why Ethical Decision Making in Complex Pediatric Illness Requires the Art of Storytelling."

When Jan 06, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MacNider 321
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Contact Phone 919-843-6896
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Lunch will be provided. All are welcome.

Dr. Barfield is a pediatric oncologist working at the intersection of medicine, philosophy and theology. His medical research focuses on immune therapies for childhood cancer (including bone marrow transplantation and antibody therapy) and improvement of the quality of life for children with severe or fatal diseases. Dr. Barfield’s talk will situate the experience of complex pediatric illness in the larger context of a child’s life-story, address the ethical need for story telling when considering medical research on children, and attend to the importance of stories in maintaining a healthy practitioner perspective.

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, the Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds series offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital.

One CNE contact hour will be provided.* This series may also fulfill requirements towards continuing ethics education in Social Work and other departments and divisions. We are grateful to our additional sponsors: Nursing Professional Development, Hospital Legal Department, and Clinical Care Management

*UNC Health Care Nursing Professional Development, Practice and Research is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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