Perspectives on Difficult Clinician Conversations

The UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospitals Ethics Committee will jointly sponsor a Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds panel discussion entitled, "Perspectives on Difficult Clinician Conversations."

When Feb 06, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Conference Room 1 Cancer Hospital
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-4863
Attendees All are welcome to attend this panel discussion.
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Facilitated by Director of Clinical Ethics Services for UNC Hospitals, Arlene Davis, JD, the panel will feature Katie Flanagan, Assistive Director of Case Management, Dr. Ashley Henderson, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Dr. Rob Lovrich, a pediatrician and Anesthesiology Fellow.

All are welcome to attend this panel discussion devoted to the important issues that surround challenging conversations with our colleagues, and with patients or their family members. Whether the conversation needs to convey uncertainty or seriousness of prognosis, vet differing clinical judgments or perspectives, or uncover shared goals when all seem at odds, clinicians strive to stay engaged, compassionate, and trustworthy. Our panelists will offer examples and perspectives on these issues and others, with time for your observations and questions.

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospitals Ethics Committee, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital. This series may fulfill requirements towards continuing ethics education in nursing*, social work, and other departments and divisions. There are no commercial support or conflicts of interest to report. Education credits require attendance and completion of the evaluation.

*UNC Health Care Nursing Practice and Professional Development 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.