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The 16th Ethics Committee Training Day Section Four of Six - Informed Consent

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, The 16th Ethics Committee Training Day “ Section Four of Six - Informed Consent, 3/17/2022 2:00:00 PM - 3/17/2025 2:30:00 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. 

Richard K. Saunders, MD 
Staff Physician, Hospital Medicine^; Instructor in Medicine*

^ 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 be able to describe the principles of informed consent, dissent, and assent in medical decision making. 

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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