Conversations About Ethics

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Genomic Medicine – What Do You Really Want To Know About Your Genome?

James P. Evans, M.D., Ph.D.

Rapidly evolving technology has made sequencing of an individual’s entire genome a practical reality, leading to visions of a time when each person's genome will be sequenced, guiding health and medical decisions over a lifetime. However just how useful such information may prove to be remains in question. Many health practitioners feel ill equipped to address genomic medicine with patients. Clinical researchers, too, are wrestling with novel medical, legal and ethical questions presented by this new frontier. Adding to the challenge, genetic information involves not just individual patients but entire families, and considering the needs of all is a challenge for our medical system. This important "Conversations About Ethics" gives physicians and clinical researchers an overview of the current landscape in genomic medicine, a framework for incorporating new information and aims to help sort “hype” from reality regarding the promise of genomic medicine.

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Families and the New Era of Genetics: Clinical and Ethical Challenges 2

John S. Rolland, M.D., M.P.H.

Groundbreaking advances in genomics are identifying genetic components in most major health and mental health conditions. This poses unprecedented clinical and ethical dilemmas for families and healthcare professionals. Genetic information is by definition a family issue that will affect everyone as this technology continues to move into mainstream healthcare.

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Before Birth and Throughout Life: Ethical Considerations in Genomic Sequencing

Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Rapidly evolving knowledge on the sequencing of the human genome has led to visions of a time when each person's genome will be sequenced, guiding health and medical decisions over a lifetime. But challenges persist. Many health practitioners feel ill equipped to address genomic medicine with patients. Clinical researchers, too, are wrestling with novel medical, legal and ethical questions presented by this new frontier. Adding to the challenge, genetic information involves not just individual patients but entire families, and considering the needs of all is a challenge for our medical system. This important "Conversations About Ethics" gives physicians and clinical researchers an overview of the current landscape in genomic medicine and a framework for incorporating new information.

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Families and the New Era of Genetics: Clinical and Ethical Challenges

John S. Rolland, M.D., M.P.H.

Groundbreaking advances in genomics are identifying genetic components in most major health and mental health conditions. This poses unprecedented clinical and ethical dilemmas for families and healthcare professionals. Genetic information is by definition a family issue that will affect everyone as this technology continues to move into mainstream healthcare.

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Breaking Barriers - Disclosing Adverse Events in Patient Care

Lee Taft, JD, MDiv

Lee Taft returns to San Antonio for a workshop on disclosing adverse events. A morning keynote presentation kicks off the event, followed by a full-day, in-depth, interactive workshop. The purpose of the program is to help medical centers (and those who lead them) meet the duty to disclose adverse events to patients and/or their personal representatives as mandated by the Joint Commission and professional ethics.

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After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness

Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDiv

9th in a Series of Ethics Discussions: Part Two, "After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness," a free evening lecture presented by Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDiv as part of the Conversations About Ethics series, March 19, 2013.

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Disclosing Medical Error Workshop

Lee Taft, JD, M.Div.

9th in a Series of Ethics Discussions: Part One, "Disclosing Medical Error," a free daytime workshop presented by Lee Taft, JD, MDiv as part of the Conversations About Ethics Series on March 19, 2013.

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