The Baruch A. Brody Lecture In Bioethics

CONFLICTS OF CONSCIENCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS’ GATEKEEPING AUTHORITY

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this international award and named lectureship in Dr. Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. Dr. Brody was one of America’s leading bioethicists, and this award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life as well as work at the three sponsoring institutions.The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this international award and named lectureship in Dr. Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. Dr. Brody was one of America’s leading bioethicists, and this award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life as well as work at the three sponsoring institutions.

Target Audience

Staff physicians and other allied health professionals need to be regularly updated on the guidelines and challenges related to ethics consultation, clinical ethics practice and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how conflicts of conscience in medicine can be viewed through the lens of physician gatekeeping authority
  • Differentiate physician refusals based on clinical expertise, professional ethics, and personal beliefs
  • Describe reasons for and against accommodating physician conscience, and relevant constraints
  • Assess a reduction of physicians’ gatekeeping authority as a potential solution to conflicts of conscience, with implications for other areas including access to prescription drugs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Ethics
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.50 Social Work
Course opens: 
07/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
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Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics and
Center Associate Director
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Savitri Fedson, M.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

David Garvis, Ph.D., Planning Committee Member
Regional Clinical Ethicist
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Holly Fernandez Lynch, J.D., M.B.E., Presenter
John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Ethics
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.50 Social Work
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