Ethical dilemmas can give anybody pause, but in the health care field, they can lead to gray areas, difficult questions and a need for clarity. The third biennial Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference, hosted by the Duquesne University School of Nursing, will examine, reflect upon and confront the many difficult ethical and practical challenges that arise in health care today.
The conference will be held from Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 3, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Together, presenters and participants at the conference will discuss and explore what healthcare professionals can do to help bring more clarity to situations in the field when ethical dilemmas arise.
"During the conference, we will examine, reflect upon and confront the many difficult ethical and practical challenges that arise in healthcare today," explained Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of the nursing school.
"Our presenters range from nurses to philosophers, physicians to clinical ethicists and genetic counselors to health law and policy experts. The agenda reflects the diversity and depth of these challenges across multiple areas of healthcare, as well as the need for collaboration across those areas in addressing them."
Participants will have the opportunity to attend keynote addresses, breakout sessions, poster presentations and panel discussions covering a wide variety of timely topics such as:
· How Should Nursing and Healthcare Ethics change after COVID 19?
· Expertise and the Crisis of Trust in Science and Medicine
· Raise your Voice: A Mandate for Nursing Ethics Education
· Balancing Competing Demands in a Public Health Crisis
· Who Gets What? How to Conduct Ethical Triage During Disasters
· Where are we with Healthcare Justice: The ACA and Beyond?
For details on the conference including cost, a detailed agenda, speaker bios and more, visit www.duq.edu/nursingethics
January 28, 2023