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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…
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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…
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Noon - 1 pm

Standards for Surrogate Decision-Making

  • Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota
This session of Unpacking Bedside Bioethics dives deep into the process of surrogate decision-making. Building on the previous session “'Who Ya Gonna Call?' When Your Patients Can’t Decide by Themselves," this session will explore what…
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Equitable Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Research

  • Willyanne DeCormier Plosky, DrPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University
Approximately 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have one or more cognitive, visual, hearing, mobility, developmental, or intellectual impairments. In addition, many people will develop a disability at some point in their life and/or may be…
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 discussed the inextricable links between human health, animal health, and the environment. It showed how we are at the greatest risk ever of more cataclysmic health events, including epidemics and pandemics. Dr. Gostin showed how…
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…