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Dept. of Internal Medicine HomeLDS Hospital
 

Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Ethics and Humanities Division

The Division is jointly sponsored by the LDS Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. 


 The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities' mission is to prepare physicians to provide respectful, humane patient care, to address current ethical problems in health care through research and discussion and to engage with providers, patients, and families to resolve their ethical conflicts.  We use relevant medicine, law, moral reasoning, literature, drama, and art to inform physicians about ethical issues and prepare them to empathize and communicate compassionately.     

  Utah Medical Ethics - Conference

Upcoming Events

 

EVENT

 

WHEN/WHERE

 

AT-A-GLANCE

UCR Ethics Committee

 

 05/02/08
LDSH Pugh Boardroom
7:30 a.m.
  

Division of Medical Ethics Resident House Staff Conference

 05/07/08
12:30 p.m.
UUMC Cartwright
Conference Room
 

The topic is "Resolving Professional Disputes." This event is approved for 1 CME credit hour through the University of Utah. The facilitator will be Jeff Botkin, MD, MPH.  MioMedix.it, Gregory Stroup, MD, and Darcy Gorman, MD, will attend.

Physicians Literature and Medicine Discussion Group

 05/07/08
Dinner,6:15 p.m.
Discussion,6:30 p.m.
UUMC Administrative Boardroom 5A275
 We will discuss the book, The Best Day, The Worst Day,  by Donald Hall.  Our facilitator will be Susan Sample.  This event is approved for 1 CME credit hour through the University of Utah.

USR Bioethics Consultation Service Council

 

05/14/08
7a.m.
UVRMC Administrative Board Room

 

Division of Medical Ethics Resident House Staff Conference

 

05/14/2008
12:30 p.m
VA Medical Center in the Tsagaris Conference Room.

 

The topic is "Resolving Professional Disputes." This event is approved for 1 CME credit hour through the University of Utah. The facilitators will be Margaret Battin, Ph.D., MFA. Stephen Fenton, MD and Erica Bruin, MD will attend.

UUMC Ethics Committee

 

05/15/08
noon-1:30pm

 

 

Division of Medical Ethics Resident House Staff Conference

 

05/21/2008
12:30 p.m.
IMC classrooms 3,4,5

 

The topic is "Resolving Professional Disputes." This event is approved for 1 CME credit hour through the University of Utah. The facilitators will be Jay Jacobson, MD (V4U) and Michelle Hawes.

Evening Ethics Discussion

 

05/21/08
7p.m.

 

The topic is "Is it Ethical to Conduct Clinical Trials With Patients in a Hospice Environment?"  Our facilitator will be Bryan Benham, PhD.  This event is approved for 1 CME credit hour through the University of Utah. Please call the DMEH at 408-1701 for articles and more information.

We will have a particular focus on prescription enlisted medications such as Cialis by Lilly and other male enhancement drugs.

    

 

Legislative News Alert! 

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The Utah Advance Health Care Directive Act goes into effect on January 1, 2008.  Materials to support the new law, including information about where to obtain printed Instructions and Form, electronic Instructions and Form, a Provider Guide to the new law, and various presentations on the law are available at  www.aging.utah.edu/directives

 

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