Unpacking Bedside Bioethics


Unpacking Bedside Bioethics is a quarterly, virtual series for health professionals to deepen their understanding of clinical ethics.

Center for Bioethics core and affiliate faculty introduce foundational bioethics concepts, identify ethical dilemmas in clinical cases, and discuss how to apply bioethical frameworks to resolve those dilemmas.

This inter-professional series is geared towards physicians, nurses, pharmacists, chaplains, social workers, and clinical staff. Health professions students are also encouraged to attend.  

Upcoming Events
Tuesday 14th Feb. 2023 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics
Informed Consent: Beyond "Consenting" the Patient
  • Miriam Shapiro, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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…
Past Events
  • Joan Henriksen, PhD, RN, HEC-C, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
  • Jaime Konerman-Sease, PhD, University of Minnesota