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:

  • January 23, 2019 (Wednesday)
    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.

    Murphy Room - Providence Center for Faith & Healing
    101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204
  • January 31, 2019 (Thursday)
    08:00 AM - 04:00 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.

    This course is a perquisite to other Core Curricula courses. It is an 8 hour program that 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.

    Mount Carmel Hospital Health Education Center
    1169 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • February 12, 2019 (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
  • February 27, 2019 (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.

    Providence Room (Level 1, near the cafeteria)
    Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St. Walla Walla, 99362
  • March 12, 2019 (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
  • March 27, 2019 (Wednesday)
    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.

    Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 2
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway Missoula, MT 59802
  • April 09, 2019 (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
  • April 11, 2019 (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.

    Murphy Room - Providence Center for Faith & Healing
    101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204
  • April 15, 2019 (Monday)
    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 Health Education Center
    1169 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • May 08, 2019 (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 Walla Walla, 99362
  • May 14, 2019 (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
  • June 11, 2019 (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
  • June 19, 2019 (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.

    Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 2
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway Missoula, MT 59802
  • July 31, 2019 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 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 Room (Level 1, near the cafeteria)
    Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St. Walla Walla, 99362
  • August 13, 2019 (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 28, 2019 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Core IIB - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Pediatric Patients

    In this four-hour module, participants will learn how to apply the Providence model to ethics teaching cases regarding care of pediatric patients for ethical decision making. We will discuss limitations of parental decision-making for infants, children and teens, and question when cultural practices that cause small amounts of pain or harm to children will be tolerated, or reported as child abuse.

    Murphy Room - Providence Center for Faith & Healing
    101 W. 8th Avenue Spokane, 99204
  • September 10, 2019 (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 26, 2019 (Thursday)
    08:00 AM - 12:00 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 Health Education Center
    1169 E. Columbia Ave. Colville, 99114
  • October 08, 2019 (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 06, 2019 (Wednesday)
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

    This course is open to all hospital staff and employees, provides the ethical infrastructure for all the Ethics Center’s ethics services and s a perquisite to other Core Curricula courses.

    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
  • November 12, 2019 (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 10, 2019 (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