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Late May 2019

“Time for a Heart-to-Heart: Reflections on Life in the Face of Death”

Bob Mitchell, Ph.D.
Novelist, essayist, poet, memoirist, heart and kidney transplant survivor 



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Date Speaker Topic
Nov 2018 Panel: Claire Creutzfeldt, MD; Denise M Dudzinski, PhD, MTS; James A Fausto, MD

"Is Death Relative? Navigating the Clinical Complexities Surround Brain Death"


Oct 2018 Jon F Merz, MBA, JD, PhD Legal privilege and waivers of consent for research
Apr 2018 Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD Ethical Complexities in Assessing Patients' Insight
Mar 2018

Panel: Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
Nancy Jecker, PhD
Babriel S Aldea, MD
Thomas Staiger, MD

Organized by Jame Kirkpatrick, MD

Endocarditis and the Opiod Crisis: Justice, Futility, and Resource Utilization
May 2017 Paul Ford, PhD "Patients Fear and Comfort: Ethical Obligations for
Patients in Awake Procedures"
Apr 2017 Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS “Difficult Conversations: Talking with Teens (and Their Parents) about Poor Prognosis”
Jan 2017 Carina Fourie, PhD Developing the Moral Taxonomy of Moral Distress
Oct 2016 Robert M. Sade, MD Ethics and Surgical Ethics: Same and Different
Feb 2016 Benjamin Wilfond, MD A ROMP in the PARC: Research on Medical Practices-Public Attitudes for Research Consent
Dec 2015 Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, FACS Surgical Errors and Adverse Events: Caring for the Patient and the Surgeon
Sep 2015 Lainie Ross, MD, PhD “Living Kidney Donors and Their Recipients:
Who Wants to Know What?”
April 2015 Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD “Is respecting patient autonomy enough, or must we promote autonomy as well?"
Feb 2015 Autumn Fiester, PhD "What Does Patient-Centered Care Demand in Deep Cultural Conflict"
Jan 2015 Paul Menzel, PhD and Bonnie Steinbock, PhD "Advance Directives, Dementia, and Assisted Death"
Nov 2014 David Schenck, PhD "Death's Broker: Ethics Consultation in the ICU"
Feb 2014 Wylie Burke, MD, PhD "Delivering Precision Medicine: The Role of
Practical Wisdom"
Nov 2013 Doug Opel, MD, MPH Shared Decisiion-Making in Medicine: A Decrepit Concept
Oct 2013 Panel Discussion w/ UW Ethics Advisory Committee:
Moderators: Laura Webster, RN MA and Jamie Shirley, RN, PhD
The Capacity Conundrum: When Should We Compel Life-Sustaining Treatments Over the Objection of Incompetent Patients?
Arp 2013 Rebecca Levine, JD, MPH From Congress and Courts to the Bench and Bedside: Promoting Dialogue between the Health Care and Disability Communities
Nov 2012 Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH Eyes Wide Open: Physician Relationship
with the Pharmaceutical Industry
Sep 2012 Sallie Thieme-Sanford, J.D.

The Supreme Court’s ACA Decision and “the neediest among us”

Apr 2012 Kelly Edwards, Ph.D.

"People Matter: Innovative Approaches to Engage Participants in Research"

Feb 2012 Michael J. Souter, M.B.Ch.B
"Donation after Cardiac Death –Shades of Grey"
Nov 2011 John T. Slattery, Ph.D. and
S. Malia Fullerton, D.Phil
“Promoting Responsible Collection and Use of Residual Clinical Specimens in Research: the Washington Phenotyped Biospecimen Resource”
Sep 2011 J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH "Integrating palliative and critical care: An empirical approach to providing ethical and high quality end-of-life care"
Apr 2011 Mark Tonelli, MD MA "The End of Evidence: The Ethics and Epistemology of Clinical Decision Making"
Feb 2011 Paul W. Zarutskie, MD "From Babies to Stem Cells: The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies"
Nov 2010 Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD MTS; Thomas Gallagher, MD;
Mary Beth Foglia, PhD RN

“Should hospitals disclose adverse events that might harm multiple patients?”

Sep 2010 James Gordon, MD, FRCPC, FAAN

"Neurological Enhancement and Moral Decision making in Medicine"

Apr 2010 Sarah E. Shannon, PhD, RN ‘Why Do Families Request “Futile” Life-Sustaining Treatments?’
Feb 2010 Pat Kuszler, MD, JD and
Sallie Sanford, JD
“How about Health Care Reform? What’s the Prognosis?” 


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