Carfang 2018

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Healthcare ethical dilemmas are rarely black and white. The gray area, where different perspectives intersect, is where difficult questions arise. What can we do as healthcare professionals to have more clarity in these unsure situations?

Advancing ethical practice in health-care requires grappling with difficult, often complex ethical problems and dilemmas. In this new forum, a diverse group of ethicists, philosophers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will meet to address contemporary ethical issues in healthcare, and will discuss solutions to the most challenging problems for ethical practice and policy. The first biennial Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference, sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Nursing, includes three days of speakers, panels, and presentations, as well as receptions and other opportunities to meet, greet, and discuss with a wide array of professionals interested in healthcare ethics. Please join us in Clearwater, Florida in February for this unique opportunity.
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Our keynote speakers are on the forefront of ethical thinking at prestigious institutions across the country. They were carefully chosen for their experience and scholarship representing a wide range of topics in healthcare ethics.

Photo of Dr. Robert M. Veatch "Contemporary Clinical Healthcare Ethics: What Keeps Clinicians Up at Night?" Photo of Dr. Amy Marie Haddad "Shaping Ethically Competent and Committed Healthcare Professionals"
Robert Veatch, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Georgetown University
Amy Haddad, PhD
Director, Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences
Creighton University
President, ASBH Board of Directors
Photo of Dr. Alex John London "Ethical Issues in International Research: Benchmarks for Fairness" Photo of Bonnie LeRoy "The Experience of Genomic Testing: Exploring Ethical Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine"
Alex John London, PhD
Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy
Director, Center for Ethics and Policy
Director, Ethics History and Public Policy Program

Carnegie Mellon University
Bonnie LeRoy, MS, CGC
Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, Department of Genetics Cell Biology and Development College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota