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 demonstrate 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 8th Nov. 2022 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics
“Who Ya Gonna Call?” When Your Patients Can’t Decide by Themselves
 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 14th Feb. 2023 12:15 - 1:15 pm Unpacking Bedside Bioethics
Informed Consent: Beyond "Consenting" the Patient
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…