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Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021—4:00pm
Providing Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD
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Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD is a sexual health psychologist and co-chair of Adolescent Gender Services at Health Partners, a consultant for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, and the LGBTQI+ consultant for Centro Tyrone Guzman. Dr. Leo will be sharing with us the importance and methods of providing gender-affirming healthcare.

This webinar was rescheduled from July. Please register again to participate.

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Wednesday Nov 17th, 2021—4:00pm
Documenting a Bioethics Consultation in the Medical Record
Patricia Mayer, MD, MS, HEC-C
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You've held a bioethics consult, now what? A previous webinar by Kathleen O'Connor  DPS, MBA, LMSW discussed how to prepare a patient case for an ethics committee consultation. In this webinar, Patricia Mayer, MD, MS, HEC-C will lead us through a best practice manner of entering the documentation following the consultation into the medical record. Ensuring all the required information is entered helps the team deliver the appropriate patient-centered care and Dr. Mayer elaborates on those details and the procedure. 

Dr. Mayer is Director of Clinical Ethics at Banner Gateway/MD Anderson, has been a member of the COVID-19 Pandemic Committees since March 2020, and teaches clinical ethics and medical humanities in her positions at Cleveland Clinic, the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, Case Western University, and Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

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Wednesday Jan 19th, 2022—4:00pm
Aducanumab: Ethical Challenges
Lauren Sankary, JD
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On June 7, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab (Aduhelm; Biogen Inc), the first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer disease in 2 decades. The approval of the drug, however, by FDA has not been without controversy and therefore, ethical challenges, as there are questions about its value. Lauren Sankary, JD, shares with us some of the ethical challenges that arise with this drug, and the state of FDA approvals.

 

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Wednesday Mar 16th, 2022—4:00pm
Ethical Issues in Caring for Mentally Ill Incarcerated Youth
Teresa Mayer, MD
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Dr. Mayer is the Psychiatric Medical Director, Division of Youth Services, Colorado. She is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Forensic Psychiatry Fellow at University of Colorado. In this webinar she discusses some of the ethical challenges in providing mental health services to incarcerated youth. 

 

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Highlights: The Third Annual ABN Conference


The Third Annual Conference of the Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) took place on April 12, 2013 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 100 members of the ABN were in attendance. The theme of the conference was effective communication and ethics.
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Nate Johnson, Mary Drago, and Victoria Calvelage participate in an improv session led by Dr Kevin Boesen. Photo by Jenney Craer, ABN Director Jason Robert and Hospice of the Valley nurse Mark Rivard participate in one of Dr Boesen's exercises. Photo by Jenney Craer

Annual Conference


The 4th Annual Arizona Bioethics Network Conference to be held April 11, 2014 at the Scottsdale Resort and Center. The theme of this year's meeting is "Courage and Compassion in Healthcare." Participants are urged to share their own memorable ethical challenges so the speakers and table discussions can address them.

Highlights: 4th Annual Conference


The Fourth Annual Conference of the Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) took place on April 11, 2014 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 70 members of  ABN were in attendance. The theme of the conference was "Courage and Compassion in Healthcare".
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Francoise Baylis, Group Discussion, Barbara Fargotstein

Should Arizonans have the right to die with dignity?


Did you miss this?  Watch the recording here!  Should Arizonans have the right to die with dignity?" is an informative event centered around a moderated panel discussion. The panel will consist of ethics experts on both sides of the aid in dying issue, and is designed to thoughtfully address each side of this often fiercely debated topic. Two of these experts include Courtney Campbell, Professor of Ethics, Science, and the Environment in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University and Helene Starks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to the panel's exploration, graduate students from ASU's Applied Ethics and the Professions-Biomedical and Health Ethics program will provide additional information to assist participants in better understanding the landscape of assisted dying in the states in which it is legal, as well as possibilities that have been proposed for Arizona specifically.    

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