Ethics For Lunch – Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Ethics for Lunch @ JHBMC is a monthly case conference sponsored by the JHBMC Ethics Committee and the Department of Medicine. The conference, which has been continually offered for over 20 years, is interdisciplinary and inter-professional: it is attended by internal medicine trainees and medical students, as well as chaplains, nurses, social workers, nurse practitioners, staff from patient relations, risk managers as well as other hospital staff. The goal of the conference is to engage all who attend in a dialogue about the ethics issues raised related to the topic being discussed.

Topics and Facilitators for 2016-17

9/28/2016 “Getting, and even asking for, Gifts from our Patients: OK or not OK?” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH
10/26/2016 “Physician Assisted Death: Where Do You Stand?” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH
12/07/2016 “Addressing Code Status and DNR orders: Having the Conversation” Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA, FACP, Co-Chair – JHH Ethics Committee
1/25/2017 “Responding to Cultural Diversity in Clinical Practice: Revisiting Core Ethical Principles Using a Patient-Centered Approach” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH
2/22/2017 “A Difficult Case from the Ethics Consultation Service: Is it Ethically Acceptable for John Doe to be an Organ Donor?” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, Joanne Kraus, LCSW-C, Carrie McPherson, LCSW-C and liaison staff from the Living Legacy Foundation
3/22/2017 “Managing Medical Mistakes: Ethics and Professionalism Considerations.” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH and Janet Coleman, RN, JD
5/24/2017 “Should physicians ever determine unilaterally that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is medically ineffective?” Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA, FACP, Co-Chair – JHH Ethics Committee and Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH
9/27/2017 “Responding to patients who make racist, sexist or otherwise offensive comments.” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP
10/25/2017 “Giving our immigrant families information about due process rights: our professional responsibility or outside the boundary of clinical practice?” Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP
11/29/2017 “Questioning the Capacity of Patient & Proxy” David S. Wu, MD; Karen Abernathy, CRNP, PMH-F; & Jane Schindler, LCSW-C
1/24/2018 “Ethics and Professionalism in the Era of Twitter and Facebook” Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, FACP
2/28/2018 “Identifying Spiritual Distress and Chaplain Interventions” Ty Crowe, MDiv, Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, JHH; Matt Norvell, MDiv, BCC, Pediatric Chaplain, JHH; Brandy McMurry, MDiv, Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, JHH; and Brittany Powell, MDiv, Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, JHH
3/28/2018 “Should There be Mandated Drug Treatment?” Michael Fingerhood, M.D., chief, Division of Chemical Dependence

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