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Carfang 2020

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 healthcare 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 2020 conference took place February 26-28, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Endorsed by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference includes 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.


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Our keynote speakers are on the forefront of ethical thinking at prestigious institutions across the country. 

Photo of Katherine Brown-Saltzman "Creating a Moral Space and Building Moral Resilience in Nurses"

Dr. Pamela Grace

"Navigating Grey Areas: Insights from a Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses"
Katherine Brown-Saltzman, MA, RN
Co-Director of the UCLA Health System Ethics Center
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA | School of Nursing

Pamela Grace, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Boston College  |  Connell School of Nursing

Photo of Dr. Iltis

"Health Inequities and Research: What Can Research Ethics Teach Us?" Photo of Dr. Sulmasy "The Dying Person: Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care"

Ana Iltis, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Carlson Professor of University Studies
Director, Center for Bioethics, Health and Society
Department of Philosophy  |  Wake Forest University
President-Elect - American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP

Acting Director and Senior Research Scholar
Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Kennedy Institute of Ethics | Georgetown University