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Wheeling Hospital Fall Ethics Program Looking at ‘Cases that Haunt Us’

August 23, 2019

WHEELING – Ethics consultations that health care professionals have struggled with over the years will be examined in the fall seminar planned by Wheeling Hospital’s Committee on Ethics.

“The Cases that Haunt Us: A Discussion of Ethically Challenging Cases and the Lessons They Teach Us” will be presented Sept. 28 in the Wheeling Hospital Auditorium. Scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the seminar will provide four hours of continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health care providers.

“Our goal is to educate attendees on some of the ethical issues that may arise at the bedside by exploring ethics consultation cases and discussing ways to support and respect patient autonomy and the ethical obligations of health providers,” said Dr. Valerie Satkoske, director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital.

Speakers include:
• Dr. E. Phillips Polack, chair of Wheeling Hospital’s Committee on Ethics
• Amy M. VanDyke, system ethicist, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus
• Margaret Lattanzio, programmatic nurse specialist, Cardiovascular Services, UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh
• Mark Wicclair, PhD, bioethics specialist, professor of philosophy, emeritus, at WVU and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh

Cost of the seminar is $20, and includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited and registration is due by Sept. 14.

Proceeds from the seminar will benefit the Committee on Ethics to support future educational programs.

For more information, or to register, call Deborah Watson, Wheeling Hospital, at 304-243-3883.

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