Past Events Archive

Event Date Between


Ethics Grand Rounds, April 12, 2024 CDT

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

  • A. 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…
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…
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, Noon - 1 pm

The Angst in Adolescent Decision-Making

  • Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C, Children's Minnesota
Medical decision-making involving adolescents can offer many challenges. As children age we want them to be more involved in decisions regarding their bodies and about their care. Because adolescents are not yet completely adults, there…
Ethics Grand Rounds, February 2, 2024, 12 - 1 PM CST

Health, Equity and Climate Change

  • Julian Sheather, PhD, Consultant, World Health Organization
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the single biggest threat facing humanity. Tackling the health threats of climate change, including by mitigation and adaptation, will be critical in the coming decades. Climate…


Ethics Grand Rounds, November 17, 2023, 12 - 1 PM CST

Trust Takes Two: Barriers to Trust in the Healthcare System Among Ethnically Diverse Parents

  • Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
  • Shannon Pergament, MPH, MSW, Community-University Health Care Center
  • Sey Lee, BS, Community-University Health Care Center
More than 20% of children in the United States live with a chronic and serious illness. Parents who care for these children are challenged by children’s intense medical needs, navigating a complex health system, and significant time…
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023, Noon - 1 pm

Conscientious Objection: The Pharmacist’s Right to Refuse to Fill Contraceptive Prescriptions

  • Tim Stratton, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Can a pharmacist ethically refuse to honor a woman’s request to refill a prescription for contraceptives, even if the patient has refills available? Can a pharmacist ethically refuse to fill a prescription for emergency contraception?…
Ethics Grand Rounds, October 27, 2023

Immigration & Health Equity: From Demagoguery to Community

  • Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. Kuczewski will briefly review the history and context of immigration to the United States and separate facts from misleading rhetoric that results from the politicization of immigration. He will explain how failure to develop rational…
Ethics Grand Rounds, September 22, 2023

Seen Yet Invisible: Lessons from Muslim Experiences at the Margins of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare

  • Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP, Medical College of Wisconsin
Drawing from the experiences of Muslim patients and providers, this lecture will extend diversity, equity and inclusion conversations to the overlooked dimension of religious identity. Leveraging research data from 15+ years of community-…
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 Noon - 1 pm

When Can Clinicians Refuse an AMA Discharge Request? The Ethical Challenge of AMA Discharges and Involuntary Hospitalization

  • Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
Conflicts between ethical commitments to respect patient autonomy and to prevent avoidable harms to patients arise when patients try to leave the hospital before it is safe to leave. On one hand, involuntary hospitalization is a serious…
Banner Dr. Miles book event

A Novel Approach to Understanding Physician Complicity with Torture

  • Steven Miles, MD, University of Minnesota
The Leopard's Furies is a novel by Steven Miles, MD, about the effort to hold an Army physician accountable for torturing prisoners in a military prison. This discussion will examine the book, the topic, and how the use of novels to…