Ethics Grand Rounds, March 1, 2024 CST

Inequality & the Environment: Moving from Science to Action that Advances Environmental Justice and Health Equity

  • Lara Cushing, PhD, MPH, University of California Los Angeles
People of color are more likely to breathe dirty air, drink contaminated water, and live near hazardous waste sites, industrial agriculture operations, and other sources of pollution. The accelerating impacts of climate change are having…
Ethics Grand Rounds, April 12, 2024 CDT

Separating Fact from Fiction: Developmental and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Gender Health

  • Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, Children's Minnesota
  • Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C, Children's Minnesota
Even though an increasing amount of data shows the benefits of gender affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse youth and their families, in 2023 close to half of all transgender and gender diverse youth in the US lost their…
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Noon - 1 pm

Withdrawing and Withholding: Distinctions and Controversies in End of Life Care

  • Jaime Konerman-Sease, PhD, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
  • Justin Penny, DO, MA, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
Surveys report that 60% of physicians reported that it was more ethically problematic and psychologically difficult to withdraw life-sustaining interventions than to withhold them (Chung et al). Is there a meaningful ethical difference…