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

Schedule is pending

Past Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds

“Can we afford to avoid the cost discussion?”

2018 November 8, Thursday, 12:00pm, G100 Bondurant Hall
Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

What We Talk About When We Talk About Surgery

2018 September 5, Wednesday, 7:15am, 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Margaret L “Gretchen” Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

Special Event with Department of Surgery

Annual Pediatric Visiting Scholar

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

Pediatric Ethics Consultation:  A Look Behind the Curtain

What Does “Respect for Autonomy” Really Mean?

2018 April 5, Thursday, 12:00pm, 321 MacNider
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

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

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

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

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