Bioethics Training

ADVANCED TRAINING IN HEALTHCARE ETHICS (ATHE)

We offier a fee-based flexible distance learning program to provide advanced training in healthcare ethics. The ATHE provides students with foundational knowledge and skills to broaden their competency in patient cases, clinical ethics, and ethics consultation.

 

 

 

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INTEGRITY PROGRAM (BRI)

On behalf of the UW School of Medicine, the department coordinates training for the responsible conduct of research as defined and required by NIH. The BRI program is offered annually June through September.

Ethical Decision Making

"It should be noted that ethical decision-making is a process rather than a specific correct answer. In this sense, unethical behavior is defined by a failure to engage in the process of ethical decision-making.  It is always unacceptable to have made no reasonable attempt to define a consistent and defensible basis for conduct.”

                                        ~NIH Office of Intramural Research  

 

ETHICS LAB (Bodemer Lectureship) 

In collaboration with the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research & Practice, these evening seminars feature current ethical issues in healthcare and science with small group breakout discussions.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER SEMINAR IN HEALTHCARE ETHICS 

In collaboration with UW Continuing Medical Education (CME), we host a one-week CME seminar provides an intensive, interactive introduction to the anaylsis of ethical problems in clinical care.  The annual seminar takes place the last week of July or first week of August, and is directed to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care of patients or the education of providers. 

 

 

 

SURGICAL ETHICS DAY 

We partner with the UW Department of Surgery to host this annual one-day CME conference that employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze bioethics topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators. 

 

 

 

PALLIATIVE CARE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 

The interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is jointly offered through the UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine and is co-sponsored by the Cambia Palliative Center of Excellence. It is designed for health care providers from nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care and other disciplines seeking to deliver high quality, integrated, person-centered palliative care.

The target audience includes clinicians providing specialty palliative care (for example, consult services) or primary palliative care for patients with serious illness. Members of a current team applying together will receive priority for admission, but all eligible clinicians are welcome.

 

 

 

BIOETHICS TRAINEE EXCELLENCE AWARD  

The University of Washington Department of Bioethics & Humanities is happy to be able to contribute funds toward qualifying trainees’ travel expenses for professional development activities in the field of bioethics (conferences, meetings, and workshops). Awarded funds may be used for registration, travel, and other related activity-required costs. Please read over the Eligibility Details and complete the Application Form, and send your application and/or questions to bhinfo@uw.edu.