Seton Healthcare Family Annual Ethics Conference

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Clinical and Organizational Ethics: Connecting the Dots

presented by

John Paul Slosar, PhD, Vice President, Ethics Integration & Education, Ascension Health

Mark Repenshek, PhD, Senior Director, Ethics Integration & Education, Ascension Health

Aug. 7, 2013
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Norris Conference Center


  • Describe the different types of methodological approaches to Ethics.
  • Distinguish the subject matter of ethics in the individual and organization realms.
  • Identify areas in which clinical and organizational ethics overlap. 
  • Discuss the impact health reform will have on physician and patient attitudes about clinical decision-making.
  • Apply ethical principles in balancing the caregiver’s responsibilities to do what is good for the patient and to be a good steward of health care resources.
  • Discuss the relationship between rationing, medical futility and appropriate limits on end  of life care in the ICU.
  • Identify the connections between Palliative Care, the Mission & Vision of Ascension Health and high quality care at the end of life.
  • Discuss the reasons identified in the ERDs as to why a Catholic health system would partner with other-than-Catholic organizations.
  • Describe the Principles of Cooperation as they apply to structuring partnership arrangements with-other-than Catholic organizations as articulated in the ERDs.
  • Identify those clinical interventions that need to be excluded from such partnerships.

Target Audience:

Primary: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, ethics first responders, ethics committee members, chaplains

Secondary: Catholic Heathcare Guild Board and members

For more information and to register, please contact Michelle Breehl at or 512-324-5901.

The Seton Healthcare Family is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Seton Healthcare Family designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by Seton Healthcare Family for 3.75 hour(s) of education
in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.