Consortium Ethics Program

Director, Aviva Katz, MD, MA

Administrator, Jody Stockdill

Communications Specialist, Sarah Sudar

 

Welcome to the Consortium Ethics Program at the

University of Pittsburgh. 

 

The Consortium Ethics Program (CEP) is the regional health care ethics network in Western Pennsylvania. This premier network educates nurses, physicians, social workers, and others from participating health care institutions in the language, methods, and literature of health care ethics. These staff members, known as CEP representatives, become on-site resource personnel who receive direct support from the CEP to meet the ethics needs of their institutions. Member institutions form a network, which is instrumental in sharing ethics resources and experiences in a cost-effective manner. Because of the collaborative and cooperative nature of the CEP, membership crosses all lines of affiliation in the ever-changing health care environment. Learn more about the CEP here!

 

The CEP is accepting membership inquiries for the 2014-2015 year. The focus for this year is on the relationship between the Law and Health Care Ethics. Click here to learn about CEP membership opportunities! 

News and Announcements

CEP Spring Class Dates Announced.

Click here to see schedule.

 

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:

  1. Define and identify the elements and key processes of an ethics consult.
  2. Discuss the ASBH competencies required of the clinical ethics consultant.
  3. Compare and contrast ethics versus legal consultation.
  4. Develop strategies to enhance and improve ethics consultation skills.

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:

Introduction to Ethics Consultation

Valerie Satkoske, PhD

Director of Ethics

Wheeling Hospital

 

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.

 

Registration Received by

March 2, 2015

Registration Received After

March 2, 2015

Non-CEP Member

175.00

200.00

Discounted Rate for CEP Member Institutions

125.00

140.00

** 10% discount for any hospital registering more than 4 people at the same time **

Full conference brochure will be available in January.  To receive a full conference brochure or for additional information, please contact Sarah Sudar, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Consortium Ethics Program, at 412-315-7193 or sas10@pitt.edu.

 

Upcoming CEP Events

CEP Spring Classes

March 10, 2015

April 13, 2015

May 18, 2015

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Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh

Consortium Ethics Program

160 North Craig Street

Suite 204

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-315-7193

Fax: 412-904-3098

cep@pitt.edu

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Last updated: December 22, 2014