Recorded Talks

ETHICS FORUM | SUPER UTILIZERS: THE ETHICAL BENEFITS AND PITFALLS OF "FREQUENT FLYER" PATIENT ICONOGRAPHY

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


 

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Info on Ethics ForumsForums take place 12-1pm on the second Wednesday of each at Harborview Medical Center in the Maleng building room 111/112 (first floor) and via Zoom (https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/287948460, Meeting ID: 287 948 460).  For more information, to suggest topics for future forums, or if you would like to be added to the Ethics Forum email list, please contact Niambi Kanye bhchair@uw.edu. To request disability accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at 206.543.6450, 206.546.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or email dso@uw.edu.





ETHICS FORUM | ETHICS HEALTHCARE EQUITY & COVID 19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


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Speakers:

Martine Pierre-Louis is Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Harborview Medical Center.  She holds a master in public health with a focus in international health.  A leader in language access for three decades, she was a founding member and past board member for both the Society of Medical Interpreters and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care.  She has collaborated on multiple community-based public health efforts focusing on health care access and quality outcomes for refugee and immigrant families.   She has partnered with the Medical Center’s Quality Improvement department to track and measure disparities by race, ethnicity and language and has collaborated with health care teams and community partners to develop innovative programs to decrease disparities in vulnerable communities. 

 

Maralyssa Bann, MD

Dr. Bann works clinically as a Hospital Medicine physician caring for a breadth of inpatient clinical care needs. She has previously served as the Director of Hospital Medicine and is currently the Associate Medical Director for Acute Care at Harborview Medical Center.

 

Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS

Dr. Dudzinski is Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and in the Departments of Pediatrics & Family Medicine at the University of Washington.  She earned her PhD in Ethics from Vanderbilt University and her Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from Vanderbilt Divinity School.  She is Chief of the UW Medicine Ethics Consultation Service, which is active in three UW Medicine hospitals.

 

Info on Ethics ForumsForums take place 12-1pm on the second Wednesday of each at Harborview Medical Center in the Maleng building room 111/112 (first floor) and via Zoom (https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/287948460, Meeting ID: 287 948 460).  For more information, to suggest topics for future forums, or if you would like to be added to the Ethics Forum email list, please contact Niambi Kanye bhchair@uw.edu. To request disability accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at 206.543.6450, 206.546.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or email dso@uw.edu.





GRAND ROUNDS | COVID-19 Series

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Session 1: Ethics in Triage Criteria: Should there be Priority Status for Healthcare Workers?
Thursday, May 7th, 12-1pm PT
 
Session 2: Ethics in PPE Conservation: Homemade Masks and Supererogatory Actions
Wednesday, May 13th, 4-5pm PT
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Session 3: Ethics in COVID-19 Therapies: Research and Stewardship
Thursday, May 21st, 12-1pm PT
 
Session 4: Ethics and Healthcare Equity in COVID-19
Wednesday, May 27th 4-5pm PT
Session Slides-TBD





2020 AAAS Annual Meeting I Death in the 21st Century

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Dr. Malia Fullerton participated in a panel titled "Death in the 21st Century: What is Left Behind" at the 2020 American Association for Advancing Science Annual Meeting.  The panelists explored sustainable burial practices; social and legal dimensions of a digital “afterlife,” and questions of long-term curation, access and use of genetic data, and other health information. In discussing such topics, the aims were to develop socially and scientifically informed policies relating to these issues. 


Malia Fullerton, DPhil
Professor, Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington


Ethics Forum | Is dialysis for this patient an appropriate use of resources?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER ETHICS FORUM ​“Is dialysis for this patient an appropriate of resources? Let's talk about what we're all thinking.”

Abstract:  As the medical community becomes increasingly aware of the unsustainable costs of health care, we may question the resource use that we see day to day in clinical practice. Whether and how to continue dialysis for seriously ill patients at HMC is a common question for the ethics committee, and in many of these situations, clinicians may be unsure about how to respond to what they see as a “waste” of medical resources. One of the pitfalls of bedside rationing is not addressing it explicitly, so let’s discuss whether we should be rationing dialysis and if so, where, who, and how.
 
Speaker: Catherine (Kate) Butler, MD, Bio: Catherine (Kate) Butler, M.D. is a senior research fellow in the UW Division of Nephrology, and a member of the Harborview Ethics Committee. Dr. Butler earned her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her clinical Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at the University of Washington. She is currently continuing her education through the UW Division of Nephrology research fellowship and UW Department of Bioethics master's programs with a goal to better understand and improve kidney care for older adults with complex illness with a particular interest in how these patients navigate the kidney transplant evaluation process.
 
Info on Ethics ForumsForums take place 12-1pm on the second Wednesday of each at Harborview Medical Center in the Maleng building room 111/112 (first floor) and via Zoom (https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/287948460, Meeting ID: 287 948 460).  For more information, to suggest topics for future forums, or if you would like to be added to the Ethics Forum email list, please contact Niambi Kanye bhchair@uw.edu. To request disability accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at 206.543.6450, 206.546.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or email dso@uw.edu.





GRAND ROUNDS | Time for a Heart-to-Heart: Reflections on Life in the Face of Death

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Location: UW Medical Center, Plaza Cafe A/B, 1959 NE Pacific St #110, Seattle, WA 98195

Abstract: Patience, will, hope, humor, self-belief, knowing, not knowing: the seven powers that end-stage and critical cardiac care patients have within their grasp but often don’t take advantage of during prolonged mentally and physically painful hospital stays. And social workers, techs, psychiatrists, fellows, residents, cardiologists, oncologists, other ologists, and surgeons alike can help encourage, inspire, and extract these powers in their patients, particularly those who are unable to benefit from them on their own.  Although these seven powers can all be difficult to extract, that is precisely (and ironically) what makes them so beautiful and so precious and what can well be the difference—and even the deciding factor—between life and death.  This lecture is largely based on one of the many insights author Bob Mitchell pondered during and after his 100-day hospital stay and subsequent twelve-hour heart and kidney transplant surgery.   

Biography: Bob Mitchell studied at Williams College, Columbia, and Harvard, where he earned a PhD in French and Comparative Literature.  He is a novelist, essayist, poet, memoirist, and heart and kidney transplant survivor.  Bob has published eleven books, including a recent memoir about his transplant surgery with a foreword by Larry King and an afterword by Dr. Jon A. Kobashigawa, upon which his lecture is largely based.


Bob Mitchell, PhD
Author


GRAND ROUNDS | Is Death Relative? Navigating the Clinical Complexities Surrounding Brain Death

Monday, November 5, 2018


Speakers

Claire Creutzfeldt, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology

Denise M Dudzinski, PhD, MTS, Professor and Chair, Bioethics & Humanities

James A Fausto, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine; Medical Director, Palliative Care