Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: The Pros and Cons of Employing Ethical Decision Making Models in the Real World

This May, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Kim Strom-Gottfried, Ph.D. LISW; Smith P. Theimann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at UNC School of Social Work

When May 07, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MacNider 321
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-4863
Attendees All are welcome to attend this session. Lunch will be served.
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Clinicians must frequently navigate ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making in their daily practice, regardless of setting or the population served. There is disagreement in the literature about the practical utility of models, the extent to which they improve the quality of decision making, and whether employing a model is superior to intuitive or patterned decisions.

This presentation will address recent research in North Carolina where social workers and other professionals learned about ethical decision making models and a subset employed the for a six-month period. We will discuss the perceived advantages and disadvantages of model use and the steps individuals and organizations can take to encourage sound responses to ethical dilemmas.

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital 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.

*No CEUs will be offered for this May session.