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Ethics Grand Rounds March 17, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

One Health: The Inextricable Links of Human Health, Animal Health, and the Environment

  • Lawrence Gostin, JD, LL.D (Hon.), Georgetown Law
This talk will discuss the inextricable links between human health, animal health, and the environment. It will show how we are at greatest risk ever of more cataclysmic health events, including epidemics and pandemics. Dr. Gostin will…
Ethics Grand Rounds Feb. 24, 2023 | 12 - 1 P.M. CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

Black Reproductive Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity

  • Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Structural racism disadvantages Black birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy, leading to heartbreaking health inequities for them and their babies. Relationship-centered and culturally-centered care models provide needed…
Tuesday 14th Feb. 2023 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics

Informed Consent: Beyond "Consenting" the Patient

  • Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Miriam Shapiro, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
Informed consent is a critical piece of respecting a patient’s autonomy. Only if a patient or surrogate understands the risks, benefits, and alternatives to proposed health care can they adequately evaluate whether that health care is…
Ethics Grand Rounds Jan. 27, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm  CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the public

Physicians’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Caring for Patients with Disability

  • Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Harvard Medical School
After participating in the session, attendees should be able to: (1) Describe potential cases of health care disparities for people with disabilities. (2) Identify major responsibilities of physicians under the Americans with Disabilities…


Ethics Grand Rounds Dec. 9, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

An Eco-Structural Approach to Health Ethics

  • Lisa Eckenwiler, PhD, George Mason University
Dr. Eckenwiler will describe an eco-structural approach (ESA) to health ethics, suggesting that it should advance ethical ideals in many domains, especially health justice. With a conception of people as ecological subjects, an ESA…
Center for Bioethics - Ethics Grand Rounds:  Nov. 18, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST Zoom, Free, Open to the Public

Beyond Abortion: The Consequences of Overturning Roe

  • Mary Faith Marshall, PhD, FCCM, HEC-C, University of Virginia
  • Lynn Paltrow, JD, Pregnancy Justice
For decades abortion access has been one of the most polarizing issues in American society. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has catalyzed the elimination or severe restriction of access to legal…
Tuesday 8th Nov. 2022 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics

“Who Ya Gonna Call?” When Your Patients Can’t Decide by Themselves

  • Joan Henriksen, PhD, RN, HEC-C, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
In daily clinical practice, care decisions must be made even when patients lack capacity to independently provide informed consent and shared decision-making. If the patient has not named someone to speak for them, it can become a…
Ethics Grand Rounds Oct. 21, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

The Case for Health Care Reparations

  • Camisha Russell, PhD, University of Oregon
In this talk, Dr. Russell draws on Olefumi Taiwo’s constructive view of reparations to argue that US healthcare systems must be rebuilt in the name of racial justice. Dr. Russell discusses the accumulations of advantage and disadvantage…
Ethics Grand Rounds Sept 23, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST | Zoom | Free | OPen to the Public

Not Equivalent, But Better: Human Rights and Health Care Behind Bars in the Time of COVID

  • Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the lack of resources and oversight that hinders medical care for incarcerated people in the United States. The US Supreme Court has held that “deliberate indifference” to “serious medical needs”…
Tuesday 20th Sept. 2022 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics

The True Role of Autonomy in Medicine

  • Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
Respect for patient autonomy is not as simple as doing what patients say they want. As clinicians, we also have an obligation to use our skill for the benefit of patients, to not cause harm, & to care for all of our patients in ways…