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Clinical Ethics: What Does “Respect for Autonomy” Really Mean?

April 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Panel Presentation

Respect for patient autonomy is a key principle of health care ethics, but what does it require? In this panel presentation, we examine the ethical importance of respect for autonomy beyond simply abiding by the preferences of competent patients. We first
address the conceptual nuances of autonomy that are critical for patient care. We then address sociocultural factors in respecting autonomy. Finally, we consider cases where providers have had to make difficult decisions about how to best respect their patients.

Rebecca Walker PhD, Social Medicine, Bioethics, Philosophy, UNC
Jean Cadigan PhD, Social Medicine, Bioethics, UNC
Gary Gala MD FACS, Psychiatry, UNC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018
MacNider 321

Lunch will be provided for first 90 people
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. There are no commercial support or conflicts of interest to report. **Attendees may receive certificates of attendance for their professional education records, but no CEUs will be offered for this session.**


April 5, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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