Unpacking Bedside Bioethics


Unpacking Bedside Bioethics is a quarterly professional development clinical ethics webinar series delivered by the Center for Bioethics.

Speakers identify ethical dilemmas in clinical cases, and discuss how to apply bioethical concepts and frameworks to navigate 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
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics, Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Withdrawing and Withholding: Distinctions and Controversies in End of Life Care
  • Jaime Konerman-Sease, PhD, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
  • Justin Penny, DO, MA, HEC-C, University of Minnesota
Surveys report that 60% of physicians reported that it was more ethically problematic and psychologically difficult to withdraw life-sustaining interventions than to withhold them (Chung et al). Is there a meaningful ethical difference…
Past Events
  • Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C, Children's Minnesota
  • Tim Stratton, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota
  • Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Miriam Shapiro, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School