Abstract: This annual Summer Seminar will introduce 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 teaches key elements of the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation and may 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. In addition, the Seminar aims to provide participants with skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations and to assist others in doing so. The conference format will incorporate asynchronous content tailored to clinicians as well as a live online program, including multi-disciplinary small group discussions designed to allow participants to better understand the ethical debates that bear upon each topic.
Sponsored by the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine