Conferences & Symposia

Navigating Communication Landmines in Ethics Consultation


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Navigating Communication Landmines in Ethics Consultation

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Carroll Hospital Center
200 Memorial Avenue
Westminster, MD, 21157

Failed communication, rather than an ethical dilemma or uncertainty, is at the root of a significant percentage of ethics consultation requests. Thus, mastery of skilled communication is the foundation of an effective ethics consultation response. This workshop was co-developed by Lucia Wocial, PhD, RN, Nurse Ethicist with The Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics (FCME) at Indiana University Health and Sandra Petronio, PhD, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, senior affiliate faculty with FCME, and Core Faculty of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. Dr. Wocial will review essential communication theory and research as it applies to the process of ethics consultation. Participants will use case examples to practice the application of communication strategies useful in emotionally charged situations. Dr. Wocial will engage the audience in active dialogue and focus on the initial steps of an ethics consultation: clarification of the consultation request and assembling the relevant information for synthesis of the information. Participants will learn and practice the scientific application of communication strategies that can inform the art of ethics consultation.

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Jointly Sponsored by the Carroll Hospital Center and
The Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network
at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


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