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Hospital Hosts Bioethics Movie

April 16, 2018

Fielding questions during the recent showing at Wheeling Hospital of “My Name is Bill W.” are co-moderators Dr. Valerie Satkoske, director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital, and Dr. E. Phillips Polack, chair of the hospital’s Committee on Ethics. The movie, based on the true story of a struggle for sobriety, was part of the hospital’s annual Bioethics Goes to the Movies series. Each year a different topic is selected to discuss based on the content of the movie shown. The nearly 90 attendees, mainly comprised of area health care professionals, discussed important bioethical questions related to respect for people, cultural competence and justice.

Fielding questions during the recent showing at Wheeling Hospital of “My Name is Bill W.” are co-moderators Dr. Valerie Satkoske, director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital, and Dr. E. Phillips Polack, chair of the hospital’s Committee on Ethics. The movie, based on the true story of a struggle for sobriety, was part of the hospital’s annual Bioethics Goes to the Movies series. Each year a different topic is selected to discuss based on the content of the movie shown. The nearly 90 attendees, mainly comprised of area health care professionals, discussed important bioethical questions related to respect for people, cultural competence and justice.