Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics


University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics & Humanities


Online (Seattle, WA)



Tag(s): Past

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. Hence, careful attention is paid to methods of case analysis and to discussion of cases. Summer Seminar has always attracted a mix of participants that resembles the actual participants in clinical care, making it possible to share different, but complementary views.

Identify fundamental concepts and principles for the understanding of ethical issues in clinical care
Implement a method for analyzing ethical cases in clinical health care
Employ skills in decision-making for clinical cases that present ethical problems
Discuss current issues and cases in health care ethics

Event start time: 08:00 am

Event end time: 03:00 pm

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