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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


Past Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds

2023 Annual Pediatric Visiting Scholar

2023 March 16, 8:00 - 9:00 am EST, Hybrid - 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium & Zoom
Holly Gooding, MD, MSc

Dr. Gooding is an adolescent medicine specialist in the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine at Emory University School … Continued

2023 Parr|Bioethics Joint Lecturer

2023 March 3, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST, Hybrid G-100 Bondurant Zoom
Elizabeth Barnes, PhD

Elizabeth Barnes is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Her research interests are divided between metaphysics, … Continued

Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework

2022 October 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Webinar
Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., J.D.

Chair and Professor, Communication Studies University of Minnesota Elaine Hsieh (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; J.D., University of … Continued

Providing Optimal Care When Providers and Patients Do Not Share the Same Language

2022 October 12, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Webinar
Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., J.D.

Chair and Professor, Communication Studies University of Minnesota Elaine Hsieh (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; J.D., University of … Continued

Responsibility without Blame: Working with “Unwise Choices” in Healthcare Contexts

Parr|Bioethics Joint Lecture Series

2022 April 20, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 321 MacNider Hall
Hanna Pickard

Hanna Pickard (BA Hons, BPhil, DPhil) is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics at  Johns Hopkins University, cross-appointed to the William H. Miller III Department of … Continued

2022 Annual EBT Conference: Recovery and Resilience

Is that Ethical? Practical Approaches to Issues in Clinical Practice

2022 March 21, 9:00 am-12:15 pm, Zoom
Arlene Davis, JD; Dan Moseley, PhD; Paul Ossman, MD, MPH; Laura House, MD, MPH; Evan Vitiello, MD; Benny Joyner, MD, MPH

Recovery and Resilience The North Carolina Child Treatment Program seeks to address the gap between researched best practice and community-based … Continued

Video/Audio Recording in the Operating Room and the Coming Age of Surgical Transparency.

2022 January 19, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Virtual Event
Alexander Langerman, MD, SM, FACS

Alexander Langerman, MD, SM, FACS, is a practicing head and neck surgeon whose research focuses on the intersection of ethics, management, … Continued

Shared Decision-Making and Informed Nondissent

Annual Pediatric Visiting Scholar

2021 October 21, 8:00-9:00 am,

Click here to view Grand Rounds recordings from the current academic year; an ONYEN is required for access. Alexander A. … Continued

Ethical Care of the Prisoner-Patient

Intersections of Law and Ethics

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Panel discussion

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

Kidney to Share: A Patient and Ethicist Offer Their Views on the Living Donor Process

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Speakers: Martha Gershun, Writer, Consultant, Living Organ Donor Dr. John Lantos, Director, Bioethics Center Children’s Mercy Hospital In Kidney to … Continued

Ethics in end of life care

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Peggy Battin

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

Rationing is not a four letter word

Death panels, policy and ethics

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Philip Rosoff

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

What does religion have to do with medical ethics?

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Farr Curlin

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

Ways to Watch

Issues of Recording in Patient Care

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Panel discussion

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

Moral distress consultation

The UVA model

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Beth Epstein

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

A ROMP in the PARC

Research On Medical Practices - Public Attitudes for Research Consent

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Ben Wilfond

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

Clinical Pathways

When There's No One Right Answer

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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

Moral Distress Workshops

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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

Grappling with guardianship

Ethical dilemmas

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Kate Mewhinney

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

End of life conflicts in South Africa

Recurrent challenges and emerging controversies

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Sharon Kling & Keymanthri Moodley

Our visiting scholars, Sharon Kling and Keymanthri Moodley, discuss approaches to withholding and withdrawing treatments, and to physician assisted suicide, as they … Continued

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