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Wednesday Aug 19th, 2020—4:00pm
Duty to Treat
Patricia Bayless, MD, FACEP, MIHM
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Patricia Bayless, MD, FACEP, MIHM, discusses the "Duty to Treat" which health professionals promise under the social contract.  The social contract is generally defined as an implicit agreement in which society has granted certain privileges (such as status, financial reward, and self-regulation,) to professionals, and in return for those privileges expects the individuals providing health care in all capacities to be competent, moral, and altruistic and also expects them to treat the medical needs of individual patients. Dr. Bayless discusses the duty to treat as one of the principle tenets of professionalism. She also discusses how duty to treat applies in a pandemic.

Dr. Bayless is Chairman of the Board of Arizona Bioethics Network, is an Emergency Medicine Physician with District Medical Group, Valleywise Health Medical Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.


Friday Sep 18th, 2020 to Saturday Sep 19th, 2020—9:00am to 12:00pm
ABN 9th Annual Conference
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The COVID-19 pandemic has identified ethical and legal challenges that arise when a health care system is stretched to its limits in providing care to those affected by the pandemic. Health professionals, attorneys, social workers, and the general public have faced these challenges. How does a pandemic triage plan get developed and adopted by a state in the midst of a pandemic? What is the algorithm health care professionals can use to assess provision of care? How can social workers and clinicians prepare and support families of patients? Who is vulnerable? Who is served? What is the responsibility for health care for incarcerated persons, Native persons, and homeless persons? What are the ethical challenges in dealing with long-term care for patients who have a slow recovery? What legal challenges arise when dealing with end of life care in a pandemic? Are our health care professionals safe?

We've invited professionals who have been working tirelessly to address these questions. This is a virtual conference, over two mornings, with an optional post-morning session discussion period each day. We've applied for 5 CEUs: CME, CNE, or ACE. Full agenda is available here.  Registration will be available soon!

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2020 Carol Carfang Nursing and Healthcare Ethics Conference

Wednesday Feb 26th, 2020 to Friday Feb 28th, 2020
8:00am to 4:00pm

CEs and discounts for ASBH members

ASBH 21st Annual Conference

Thursday Oct 24th, 2019 to Sunday Oct 27th, 2019
8:00am to 5:00pm

ASBH has decided that its 21st Annual Conference will be a virtual conference this year. This year the theme is: Remembrance and Resilience: How Bioethics and Humanities Can Move Us Forward. The Program committee is releasing the information regarding speakers soon. More information is available on the ASBH website.

2019 Health Equity Conference

Thursday Oct 10th, 2019
8:00am

This year’s theme at the 6th Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference is Moving Beyond Health Disparities. Dr. Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D, will be giving the keynote address. Dr. Marsiglia is Regents' Professor and Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health at Arizona State University - School of Social Work. Dr. Marsiglia is also the founder of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). 

ABN 8th Annual Conference

Friday Sep 13th, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

Join us at Banner Baywood Hospital as we learn about the ethical issues and current controversies in bioethics. We'll spend the day exploring the bioethical controversies in the news. What or who determines if "Do Not Resuscitate" orders should be honored for a patient with dementia? What are the ethical stances to medical assistance in dying? What can we foresee as issues when artificial intelligence takes a prominent place in medicine? Should your genomic data be collected and used in a public space? We hope you'll join us to hear from experts in their fields and share with them.

Human Rights in End of Life Care: Putting Theory into Practice

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019
8:00am

Sue Ryder is hosting a free conference on human rights in end of life care on Thursday 27th June 2019 in London. This ful1-day event builds on our February 2018 conference to explore further how applying a human rights approach to end of life care practice can help deliver person-centred and compassionate care. 

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