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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…


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…
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…
Wednesday 25th May 2022 12:15- 1:15 pm Zoom Unpacking Bedside Bioethics

Demystifying Decision-Making Capacity

  • Jaime Konerman-Sease, PhD, University of Minnesota
Decision making capacity is a critical piece of working out how to respect a patient's autonomy. Determination of decision-making capacity lies in the hands of clinicians. While the idea of determining if a patient can make decisions might…