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The 16th Ethics Committee Training Day Section Two of Six - What is a Healthcare Ethics Committee

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, The 16th Ethics Committee Training Day “ Section Two of Six - What is a Healthcare Ethics Committee, 3/17/2022 12:30:00 PM - 3/17/2025 1:15:00 PM,

The focus of this learning activity is to offer an opportunity for current and prospective members of interprofessional healthcare bioethics committees to gain introductory knowledge of healthcare-related ethical issues. 

Steven Ringer, MD, Ph.D., HEC-C
Section Chief of Neonatology^; Professor of Pediatrics*

Elizabeth Stanton, PA, J.D.
Director of Regional Risk Management, Risk Management^ 

^ Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
* Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to identify key stakeholders in a health care ethics committee in order to ensure appropriate processes are addressed during discussion. 

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this activity have reported NO financial relationship(s)* with ineligible companies**.

* A financial relationship" includes employee, researcher (named as the PI), consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and/or an ownership interest (not including stocks owned in a managed portfolio).

** An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Bibliographic Material

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  4. Fox E. The Road to Certification for Clinical Ethics Consultants: Finding Our Bearings.  Am J Bioethics 2016; 16(3):33-37.
  5. Kelly DF, Hoyt JW.  Ethics Consultation.  Medical Ethics.  1996; 12(1) 49-70.


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