Consortium Ethics Program
Director, Aviva Katz, MD, MA
Administrator, Jody Stockdill
Marketing & Communications Specialist, Sarah Sudar
Welcome to the Consortium Ethics Program at the
University of Pittsburgh.
Established in 1990, the Consortium Ethics Program (CEP) is a collaborative effort of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law. The CEP is the premier regional health care ethics education network in western Pennsylvania serving the surrounding tri-state area. We have provided continuing education for nurses, physicians, social workers, and others from participating health care institutions in the language, methods, and literature of health care ethics. We have members from all areas of health care including: adult and pediatric hospitals, long-term care facilities, home-care providers, third-party insurers, as well as individual members. Learn more about the CEP here!
The CEP is accepting membership inquiries for the 2015-2016 year. Click here to learn about CEP membership opportunities!
News and Announcements
CEP Spring Class Dates Announced.
Special One-Day Conference:
DEVELOPING CLINICAL ETHICS CONSULTATION SKILLS:
FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
Monday April 20, 2015
8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
500 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086
This day-long conference will enhance the skills of those currently performing ethics consults and provide a foundation for health care professionals on their journey to becoming ethics consultants. The purpose and function of an ethics consult will be reviewed and the essential components needed to structure an effective ethics consult service will be discussed. Using the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Core Competencies as a guide, the framework and skills required for an ethics consultant will be reviewed. In addition, the intersection of law and ethics in assessing difficult patient care situations will be discussed. Health care professionals will also have the opportunity to participate in simulated ethics case consultations.
Overall Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Who Should Attend: This conference is open to all health care professionals who are actively performing ethics consultations who would like to refresh their skills and to new ethics consultants and health care professionals serving on ethics committees who are interested in performing ethics consults.
Topics Will Include:
Building a Clinical Ethics Service: Foundational Elements
Valerie Satkoske, PhD
Director of Ethics
Frameworks for Ethics Consultation
Mark P. Aulisio, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics at MetroHealth
Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University
Contrasting the Roles of Ethics and Law in the Hospital
Valarie Blake, JD, MA
Visiting Assistant Professor
Duquesne University School of Law
Ethics Consultation Simulations
Elizabeth K. Chaitin, MSW, DHCE
Director, Quality & Ethics
UPMC Palliative & Supportive Institute
Cost: Includes all materials, continuing education credits, break services, and lunch.
** 10% discount for any hospital registering more than 4 people at the same time **
Upcoming CEP Events
CEP Spring Classes
March 10, 2015
April 13, 2015
May 18, 2015
University of Pittsburgh
Consortium Ethics Program
160 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Last updated: January 26, 2015