Programs & Centers

The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network

Common Topics in Health Care Ethics

Brain death

Confidentiality

Culture & ethics

Dealing with "difficult" patients/families

Decision-making capacity

Disability perspectives

Disability Rights & Healthcare Ethics

Devaluing people with disabilities (National Disability Rights Network White Paper)

End-of-life planning (Advance Directives, Maryland MOLST, National POLST, Oncotalk)

Ethical principles and theories (try applying to these to this ER Video Clip)

Goals of care

HIPAA & GINA

Informed consent

In vitro fertilization

Involuntary Treatment (forced medication, restraints)

Maternal-fetal conflict

Medically ineffective (“futile”) treatment

Moral distress among staff

Organ donation/transplantation

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Palliative Sedation

Pediatric assent & shared decision-making

Pediatric ethics

Perinatal genetic testing

Persistent vegetative state

Person/Family-centered care

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Physician aid-in-dying (formerly physician-assisted suicide)

Perinatal ethics

Posthumous sperm retrieval (listen to this Radio Lab podcast featuring one woman’s experience)

Principle of Double Effect

Privacy

Professional ethics

Religion & ethics

Research ethics

Resource allocation

Standards of surrogate decision-making

Sterilization of youth with intellectual impairment

Truth-telling

Unbefriended Elders

Unsafe discharge

Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED)

Withdrawing life support in ICU

Withholding life support

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