Ethics Center Journal Club

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Previous Journal Club Topics

2022

  • January: “Surrogate Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients”
  • February: “The Shared Decision-Making Continuum”
  • March: “Intersectionality in Clinical Medicine”
  • April: “Pediatric Authenticity”
  • May: “The Abusive Patient: Where Do You Draw the Line?”
  • September: "Rethinking Disability: The Social Model of Disability and Chronic Disease"

2021

  • January: “When Decision-Makers Exclude Trainees from Patient Care”
  • February: “The Allegedly Abusive Surrogate"
  • March: “Shared Decision-Making and Health-Undermining Goals” 
  • April:“COVID Human Challenge Trials: Ethical Considerations”
  • May: “Addressing Pediatric Suffering”
  • June: “Difficult Discharge Decisions”
  • October: “Moral Distress”
  • November: “Requests for Nondisclosure”
  • December: “Pediatric Participation in Decision Making”

2020

  • January: “Medical Futility: A Closer Look”
  • February: “Health- Promoting Nudges”
  • March: “Artificial Intelligence in Medicine”
  • October: “When is a patient represented?”
  • November: “Advance Directives and Dementia”
  • December: “Real MD vs. WebMD: The Ethical Challenges of Patient SelfEducation”

2019

  • January: “Codes of Ethics - Use and Misuse”
  • February: "Making Decisions for Others"
  • March: "In Search of Safe Discharges"
  • May: "Addressing Ethical Conflict by Understanding  Moral Obligations & Communities"
  • June: "Disability and Quality of Life"
  • September: "Decision-Making Capacity"
  • October: "Ethics Issues in Caring for Undocumented Patients"
  • November: "Should We Move From Patient-Centered Care to Patient and Professional Centered Care"
  • December: “Contracts in the Provider-Patient Relationship”

2018 

  • January: “Abusive Patients – How Much is too Much?”
  • February: “The Downside of Being Social: When Boundaries Matter”
  • April: “Healthcare Practitioner Burnout & Suicide: The Problem & Some Interventions”
  • June: “Caring for the Homeless Among Us –  A Challenge for Healthcare Providers in LA”
  • September: “From Patient Waste to Research Samples”
  • October: “Code Status - 'Erring' on the Side of Life"
  • November: “Concerns with Electronic Medical Records"
  • December: "Perspectives on Non-Adherence"

2017

  • September: "The Ethical Challenges of Compassionate Use Programs for Experimental Drugs"
  • October: "Do Doctors and Nurses Have a Duty to Rescue?"

2016

  • January: "Do Physicians have Responsibility to Provide Recommendations Regarding Goals of Care to Surrogates of Dying Patients?"
  • February: "Physician-assisted Death"
  • March: "Ethics of Deactivating Cardiac Devices"
  • May: "Ethics of Patients Recording Clinical Encounters"
  • June: "Toward Better ICU use at the End of Life"
  • July: "Witness to Suffering: The Ethical Importance of Hearing Others’ Stories"
  • September: "The Goals of Ethics Consultation: Rejecting the Role of Ethics Police"

2015

  • January: "Concept of Vulnerability"
  • February: "Is Suffering the Enemy?"
  • March: "Personal Responsibility and Healthcare Rationing"
  • April: "Medical Futility in the Pediatric ICU"
  • June: "Professional Boundaries: physicians who give money to patients"
  • September: "Physicians as Surrogates for Unrepresented Patients"
  • October: "Illness and Empathy"
  • November: "Physician-Family-Child Relationship"

2014

  • October: "Obligations of Surgeons to Noncompliant Patients"
  • November: "Ethics of Responding to Ebola"
  • December: "Altruism, Gift Giving, and Reciprocity in Organ Donation"