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Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: “Can we afford to avoid the cost discussion?”

November 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Healthcare costs continue to rise, with cancer leading the way. As patients face growing treatment-related financial burden, clinicians should consider their role in this predicament. Should we stay in our lane, and just treat the patient with the best care possible? Or should we discuss with our patients the cost of every test and drug? Are bedside cost discussions even ethical? These are the questions we must answer in our modern era of healthcare delivery.

Syed Yousuf Zafar, MD
Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute

Lunch will be provided
All are welcome

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital. This series may fulfill requirements towards continuing ethics education in nursing*, social work, and other departments and divisions. There are no commercial support or conflicts of interest to report. Education credits require attendance and completion of the evaluation. This activity will provide 1 CNE contact hour.

*UNC Health Care Nursing Practice and Professional Development, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on


November 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Brandy Elsenrath
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