Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds seminars offer an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital. Six seminars are presented each year.

Upcoming Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Just Part of the Job?

2018 March 1, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider 321
Sara Scarlet MD, Sarah Fotheringham JD, Paul Ossman MD MPH, and Elizabeth Dreesen MD

Speakers for this panel include: Sara Scarlet MD, General Surgery, UNC Sarah Fotheringham JD, Associate General Counsel, UNC Health Care … Continued

Moral Distress Workshops

2018 March 15, Thursday, 10:00am, TBA
Beth Epstein PhD RN FAAN

In March 2018, bioethicist Dr. Beth Epstein PhD RN, FAAN, will be visiting the Center for Bioethics to offer workshops … Continued

What Does “Respect for Autonomy” Really Mean?

2018 April 5, Thursday, 12:00pm, TBA
Rebecca Walker PhD, Jean Cadigan PhD, and Gary Gala MD FACS

Speakers for this panel include: Rebecca Walker PhD, Social Medicine, Bioethics, Philosophy, UNC Jean Cadigan PhD, Social Medicine, Bioethics, UNC … Continued

Annual Pediatric Visiting Scholar

2018 May 24, Thursday, 8:00am, Old Clinic 4th Floor Auditorium
Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH

Past Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds

Clinical Pathways

When There's No One Right Answer

2017 November 2, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider 321
Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP, FAAP

Our health care system’s shift from a fee-for-service to a value based repayment models has placed considerable emphasis on the … Continued

A ROMP in the PARC

Research On Medical Practices - Public Attitudes for Research Consent

2017 May 11, Thursday, 8:00am, 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium
Ben Wilfond

Please join us for this presentation examining the intersections of clinical care and research. Dr. Wilfond will address ethical issues … Continued

Moral distress consultation

The UVA model

2017 April 6, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider 321
Beth Epstein

Moral distress has negative implications for healthcare providers and organizations in terms of burnout, intent to leave, and poorer perceived … Continued

Ways to Watch

Issues of Recording in Patient Care

2017 March 2, Thursday, 12:00pm, Arlene Davis, Sarah Fotheringham, Benny Joyner, Gary Winzelberg
Panel discussion

Video and audio recording of moments in our lives has become commonplace with the widespread use of smartphones and other … Continued


Disclosures of sensitive information: HIV as a case study

2017 February 2, Thursday, 12:00pm,
Panel discussion

The February Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds has been postponed.  Our 2017 Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will begin in March.

What does religion have to do with medical ethics?

2016 November 3, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider 321
Farr Curlin

Clinicians’ religious characteristics may strongly shape practice, particularly with respect to morally controversial interventions. Religion-associated differences may then expose the … Continued

Ethical concerns for providers in their emergency care of behavioral health patients awaiting placement

Ethical concerns for providers in their emergency care of behavioral health patients awaiting placement

2016 October 26, Wednesday, 12:00pm, To be announced
David Pepper

David Pepper, MD, Hartford Hospital, Psychosomatic Medicine, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Should pediatricians “fire” vaccine-hesitant parents?

2016 May 19, Thursday, 8:00am, MacNider Hall 321
John Lantos

Visiting Ethics Scholar, John Lantos, MD, Director of Pediatric Bioethics, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Rationing is not a four letter word

Death panels, policy and ethics

2016 April 7, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider Hall 321
Philip Rosoff

Philip Rosoff, MD, Director Clinical Ethics Program, Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, Duke University.

Ethical Care of the Prisoner-Patient

Intersections of Law and Ethics

2016 February 4, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider Hall 321
Panel discussion

Michelle Curl, RN, BSN. Liver Transplant Coordinator. Sarah Fotheringham, JD. Associate General Counsel, UNC Health Care System. Arlene Davis, JD. … Continued

Ethics in end of life care

2016 January 7, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider Hall 321
Peggy Battin

Margaret P. Battin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, at the … Continued

Grappling with guardianship

Ethical dilemmas

2015 November 5, Thursday, 12:00pm, MacNider Hall 321
Kate Mewhinney

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney is the managing attorney of The Elder Law Clinic, where she supervises upper level law students … Continued

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