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Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society Grand Rounds


Ethics Grand Rounds hosted by the VUMC Ethics Committee and Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society 
occur the first Tuesday of the month in April and November in 208 Light Hall.

2016-2017 Grand Rounds

GR 2016

2015-2016 Grand Rounds

Tuesday, November 3, 2015          12 noon, 208 Light Hall 

 

GR Apr 2016

 

 

grand rounds 2015

 


 

2014-2015 Grand Rounds

Tuesday, April 7, 2015     12 noon, 208 Light Hall

Professionalism in Response to Patients’ Perceived Bias: Respecting Patients’ Values and Caregivers’ Diversity in the Clinical Workplace
Addiction is an increasingly common co-morbidity for patients with complex medical conditions. It affects patients' and families' judgment, confounds medical decision making, and often destroys trust between patients and their caregivers. The panel will discuss the ethical challenges that addiction - to alcohol, pain medication, or illicit drugs - presents for health care providers and the institution as a whole, and consider strategies for identifying and serving patients' best interests when addiction is a factor in care.

Panelists

Terrell Smith, MSN
Director, Patient and Family Engagement
Chair, Cultural and Linguistic Council

Anita J. Jenious, JD
   Director, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
and Disability Services

Kimberly N. Vinson, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014          12 noon, 208 Light Hall

"Boarding Patients in a Full House: Ethical Responses to Overcrowding in Vanderbilt's EDs"
Seriously ill and injured patients come from across the region to Vanderbilt's Emergency Departments for high-acuity care that many other hospitals are unable to provide.  Patients are admitted even when the census is over 100% of capacity.  The Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System has observed that "EDs are frequently overloaded, with patients sometimes lining hallways and waiting hours and even days to be admitted to inpatient beds."  This panel presentation will address ethical issues at what the IOM has called the "breaking point" for U.S. hospital-based emergency care.

Panelists

 Keith Wrenn, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Chair, VUMC Ethics Committee

 Jeanne Yeatman , MBA, RN, BSN, EMT
Interim Director
Emergency Services

Jennifer Stein
Patient Flow and Logistics Coordinator
VUH Access Center

 Derek W. Anderson, MD
Director, Transformation Management & Innovation
Children’s Services Administration

Poster for Distribution


2013-2014 Grand Rounds

Tuesday, April 1, 2014          12 Noon - 208 Light Hall

"Addiction as a Co-Morbidity: Practical and Ethical Challenges in Medical Decision Making"
Addiction is an increasingly common co-morbidity for patients with complex medical conditions. It affects patients’ and families’ judgment, confounds medical decision making, and often destroys trust between patients and their caregivers. The panel will discuss the ethical challenges that addiction – to alcohol, pain medication, or illicit drugs – presents for health care providers and the institution as a whole, and consider strategies for identifying and serving patients’ best interests when addiction is a factor in care. 

Panelists:

John Corey, MD
Director, Comprehensive Pain Service
Department of Anesthesiology

Julie T. Redding, LMSW, MA
Social Worker II
Heart Transplant Program

Amanda G. Wilson, MD
Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services
Department of Psychiatry

Moderator:

Joseph B. Fanning, PhD
Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

 PDF poster for distribution.