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Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics

August 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Department of Bioethics and Humanities will host its 35th annual Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics online Aug. 2 – 4, 2023.


Course description

The annual Summer Seminar is an intensive, interactive introduction to the ‘four-box method’ of analysis of ethical problems in clinical ethics, developed by Jonsen, Siegler, and Winslade in their book Clinical Ethics. The Seminar also addresses elements of the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation and can help attendees prepare for the healthcare ethics consultation certification exam.

Lectures are designed to familiarize participants with basic definitions and arguments in major topics of clinical ethics. The course aims to provide participants with skills and information to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations and to assist others in doing so.


Summer Seminar is directed to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers, surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, hospital administrators, and other professionals involved in the care of patients or the education of providers.