Clinical Ethics Education Series

This is a medical ethics education series developed by the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics, intended for health care providers in hospitals and clinics, including physicians, executive leaders, managers, directors, clinical staff and ethics committee members.

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Dates offered:

  • July 30, 2018 (Monday)
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Core IB - Decisions in Tough Cases: Who Makes Them and Why

    In this course, participants will explore the principle of Respect of Autonomy and how it applies in health care decision-making across many different settings. It will include interactive elements and case-based discussions.

    Topics covered include the principle of respect for autonomy; decision-making capacity and assessment; surrogate decision-making models; and identification of an appropriate surrogate.

    Mother Joseph Room (Level 1, near the cafeteria)
    Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St. Walla Walla, 99362
  • August 14, 2018 (Tuesday)
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

    Ethics Grand Rounds

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

    Notes and registration information

    • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
    • RSVP NOT required.
    • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
    • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.
    Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
    101 W. 8th Avenue, Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria) Spokane, 99204
  • August 30, 2018 (Thursday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Core IIA - Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Discharges

    In this half-day course, participants will explore conflicts of ethics principles and core values related to difficult discharge scenarios. Topics will include the principles of respect for autonomy, decision-making capacity, beneficence, justice and patient safety.

    Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
    982 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • August 30, 2018 (Thursday)
    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

    In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.

    Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
    982 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • September 05, 2018 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Core IIA - Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Discharges

    In this half-day course, participants will explore conflicts of ethics principles and core values, related to difficult discharge scenarios. Topics will include the principles of respect for autonomy, decision-making capacity, beneficence, justice and patient safety.

    Providence St. Mary Medical Center
    401 W. Poplar Street, PO Box 1477 Walla Walla, 99362
  • September 05, 2018 (Wednesday)
    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

    In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.

    Providence St. Mary Medical Center
    401 W. Poplar Street, PO Box 1477 Walla Walla, 99362
  • September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

    Ethics Grand Rounds

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

    Notes and registration information

    • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
    • RSVP NOT required.
    • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
    • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.
    Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
    101 W. 8th Avenue, Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria) Spokane, 99204
  • September 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    NEW Core Curriculum - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Pediatric Patients

    More information coming soon.

    Avista Classroom (Main Floor)
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital, 101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204
  • September 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

    In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.

    Murphy Room - Providence Center for Faith & Healing
    101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204
  • October 09, 2018 (Tuesday)
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

    Ethics Grand Rounds

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

    Notes and registration information

    • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
    • RSVP NOT required.
    • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
    • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.
    Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
    101 W. 8th Avenue, Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria) Spokane, 99204
  • October 23, 2018 (Tuesday)
    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Core IA - Basic Principles and the Providence Model for Clinical Ethical Decision Making

    This course is open to all hospital staff and employees, and provides the ethical infrastructure for all the Ethics Center’s ethics services.

    The program covers the Providence approach to understanding ethics in health care, and introduces participants to the Providence model for ethical decision-making. It also includes a discussion of case studies on topics often encountered at ethics consultations such as clinical conflicts, patient decision-making and professionalism.

    Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
    6 13th Ave. East Polson, MT 59860
  • October 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

    In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.

    Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 1
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway Missoula, MT 59802
  • November 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

    Ethics Grand Rounds

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

    Notes and registration information

    • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
    • RSVP NOT required.
    • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
    • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.
    Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
    101 W. 8th Avenue, Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria) Spokane, 99204
  • November 29, 2018 (Thursday)
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Core IIE - Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life

    This eight-hour course is an opportunity to explore ethical issues at the end of life through case-based learning modules covering a broad range of clinical scenarios, including mechanical respiratory support, blood transfusions, medically-administered artificial nutrition, dialysis and pain management. It also includes issues of cross-cultural communication at the end of life.

    Instructors facilitate discussions around key ethical principles across a variety of clinical scenarios with an interactive curriculum comprised of case-based analysis and in-depth discussions of cases.

    Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
    982 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • December 11, 2018 (Tuesday)
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

    Ethics Grand Rounds

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

    Notes and registration information

    • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
    • RSVP NOT required.
    • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
    • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.
    Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
    101 W. 8th Avenue, Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria) Spokane, 99204
  • December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Core IIE - Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life

    This eight-hour course is an opportunity to explore ethical issues at the end of life through case-based learning modules covering a broad range of clinical scenarios, including mechanical respiratory support, blood transfusions, medically-administered artificial nutrition, dialysis and pain management. It also includes issues of cross-cultural communication at the end of life.

    Instructors facilitate discussions around key ethical principles across a variety of clinical scenarios with an interactive curriculum comprised of case-based analysis and in-depth discussions of cases.

    Murphy Room - Providence Center for Faith & Healing
    101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204