2017 National Bioethics Symposium
Learning Objectives

Session Title: Moral Resilience

List the etiology, signs and symptoms of moral distress, techniques for early identification, and the ramifications of non-recognition. Practice individual strategies for early intervention to address moral distress and promote moral resilience. Develop strategies for programmatic interventions to promote moral resilience.

Session Title: Clinical Ethics Consultation & Complex Cases

Learners will become competent in the ethics consultation process, moral reasoning and methodology.

Session Title: How Self-Justification Blinds Us to Mistakes, Outdated Beliefs - and Ethical Lapses

Session Title: How Self-Justifying Behavior Can Harm an Organization and How We Can Guard Against It

Learners will identify latent biases in themselves and other and to mitigate their influence as appropriate.

Session: Bioethics Bowl

Learners with discuss current bioethics issues and be able to frame relevant issues in ways conducive to making clear persuasive points to others.

Session: Mental Illness, Violence, and Victimization: Impact of Stigma and Stereotypes

Learners will gain knowledge of how those with mental illness struggle with the healthcare system and stigma. Learners will gain knowledge about the lack of the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Session Title: Negotiating Moral Dissent: When Patients’ Requests Stretch the Moral Comfort of the

Clinicians. The Example of Caring for Transgender Patients.

Session Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Transgender Health

Learners will be able to better distinguish the moral facts from the medical ones and will be better equipped to inform their patients (& their families) and advocate for them.

Session Title: Assessing Decisional Capacity

Session Title: Ethics and Dementia

Learners will gain mastery over assessment skills including gradations in capacity which will allow for maximum patient involvement while protecting vulnerable patients from poor and potentially catastrophic decisions.

Session Title: Continuing Controversies in Brain Death: Avoiding the Zombie Apocalypse and Other Stories

Participants will learn of the controversies, including recent developments, involved in the diagnosis of brain death and the necessary steps for elucidation and consensus building.

Session Title: Why Healthcare Practitioners Need to Care About Social Justice

Participants will learn about the impact they can provide to the most vulnerable people

Session Title: Core Competencies For Bioethics Practices

Learners will gain knowledge, skills, abilities necessary to perform in their role as ethics specialists for their respective institutions.

Session Title: Role of Ethics in LCP

Participants will learn how KP’s successful life care planning program has been incorporated across California and how ethical issues can be curtailed by good conversations.

Session Title: Navigating Solvency and Social Justice During Upheavals in Medicaid

Learners will describe the current status of the Medicaid program at the federal and state levels, including but not limited to proposed federal reforms and state waiver requests. Learners will discuss the impact of the current landscape and proposed reforms on intertwined financial and ethical concerns faced by hospital systems and health care practitioners.

Session Title: End-of-Life Options Ethical Considerations of Implementation

Participants will learn of the similarities and differences between the various state enacted laws re: physician aid in dying, including a discussion of preferred processes and areas of continued concern, including conscientious objection.

Session Title: Burnout of our Frontline Staff – is this an Ethical Issue?

Learners will assess if current level of healthcare provider burnout is creating a healthcare crisis and/or a patient safety issue. Learners will learn to identify signs of burnout, and pre-burnout (compassion fatigue) in themselves and colleagues. Learners will clarify personal components of burnout from system based components of burnout, and identify which strategies can help build resilience depending upon personal, vs system-based, origins

Session Title: Did You Know in California You’re My Relative? (Unrepresented Patients)

Participants will learn best practice standards for appointing surrogate decision -makers for incapacitated patients who are unable to make decisions, including the suggestion of a surrogate or proxy decision-maker for themselves. Learners will be instructed on the moral/legal issues of community/committee appointees.


Accreditation Designation Statement
The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Physician Assistants – Attendees may report up to 16 hours toward continuing education requirements for license renewal. ‘CME’ can be written in lieu of the provider number on all licensure renewal applications.

LCSWs & MFTs: This course meets the qualifications for 16 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Regional Health Education/The Permanente Medical Group is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSW’s LMFT’s. Kaiser Permanente maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Thursday Worshop:
Day 1: 6.5
Day 2: 6.5

Total: 16

Target Audience:
Regions: CO, HI, Mid-Atlantic, NorCal, NW, SE, SoCal, Program Office, Federation Provider: Nurse/nurse practitioners, pharmacists, PA, Primary Care MD, Psychologists, Specialty Physicians, multi-disciplinary administrators involved in ethics/bioethics Specialty: all

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. If you have any special dietary or accommodation needs, please notify the meeting planner listed, prior to the symposium in the Department of Physician Education at (626) 405-4630 or tie-line 8-335-4630. This advance notice will help us serve you better.