After harm: truth-telling, apology, repair, and forgiveness in healthcare
Nancy Berlinger, PhD (The Hasting Center)
Hasting Center's Research Scholar, Nancy Berlinger, talked about how doing harm in a healing role raises profound moral and ethical concerns for physicians and other health care professionals and for the organizations in which they work. This lecture explored error, forgiveness, harm, and safety in health care work, drawing on health care ethics, theological perspectives, and personal narratives.
Medical Innovation or Human Experimentation? Primum Non Nocere
Jukes Namm, MD (Loma Linda University)
Loma Linda University's surgical oncologist and clinical ethicist, Dr. Jukes Namm, explored the ethical issues that should be considered for innovative medical interventions and addressed our moral obligation to patients.
Life after Perfect
Kate Bowler, PhD (Duke University)
Duke University Divinity School professor and best-selling author, Kate Bowler, spoke on her research in the prosperity gospel and her book, Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved at 3:00 pm on February 8, 2020.
Playing God?: Defining Appropriate Parameters for Embryo Selection in the Age of Genetic Testing
Karen Lebacqz, PhD (Pacific School of Religion, California)
Manid Mavani, PhD (Bayan Claremont, California)
Gina Messina, PhD (Ursuline College, Ohio)
Immigrant Family Detention:the Duty of the Medical Profession
Scott Allen, MD (University of California, Riverside, California)
"Ethics for Community Wholeness"
May 6-7, 2019
This conference was a gathering of leaders from the five Adventist health systems in North America as well as leaders from the Adventist Church.
Resources from the conference are available through the Adventist Bioethics Consortium website (User Account Required).
Focused on Non-Beneficial Treatment
April 10, 2019
"Going Down Fighting: Do Patients Have the Right to Experimental Therapies?"
April 10, 2019
Grace Oei, MD, MA, HEC-C
MEDICINE AND RELIGION CONFERENCE
"My Pain is Always With Me"
Medicine and Faithful Responses to Suffering
March 29-31, 2019
The annual conference on Medicine and Religion is a leading forum for discourse and scholarship at the intersection of medicine and religion. It exists to enable health professionals and scholars to gain a deeper and more practical understanding of how religion relates to the practice of medicine, with particular attention to the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This forum was intended to build bridges between theory and practice, science and theology, the academy and lay communities, the various health professions, and the Abrahamic religious traditions.
“Devout requests for maximal treatment: Sanctity of (earthly) life, or crisis of faith?”
March 1, 2019
Robert Macauley, MD, MBA
Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care at OHSU
Some studies have suggested that patients who are persons of devout faith, who presumably believe that this earthly existence is one tiny slice of what will be eternal life, are more apt to choose aggressive treatment at the end of life. Does that suggest a lack of faith? Or a hearty affirmation of the life we’re entrusted with on earth? The lecture addressed these and related questions from the standpoint of Christian theology and ethics.
BIOETHICS GRAND ROUNDS
"What’s New in the New Common Rule?
Protecting Human Beings in Medical Research"
February 20, 2019
Nancy M. P. King, JD
Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society
Wake Forest University
A nationally noted ethics and legal scholar discussed the federal government’s latest efforts to protect participants in research.
"Genetic Testing: Would You Want to Know?"
February 2, 2019
Best-selling and nationally acclaimed medical reporter for the New York Times, Gina Kolata, will speak on the topic of her most recent book, Mercies In Disguise.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOETHICS AND HUMANITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
"The Unrepresented Patient: Where Institutional and Clinical Ethics Meet"
October 21, 2018
Grace Oei, MD, MA; Gerald Winslow, PhD; & Gina More, MD
Making heath care decisions for unrepresented patients that lack both decision making capacity and a legally appropriate surrogate can be difficult. This presentation discussed LLUH experience in creating a policy for decision making for unrepresented patients and reviewed data gathered from the clinical ethics consultation service for two years prior and after implementation of this policy.
BIOETHICS GRAND ROUNDS
"Gestational Surrogacy: A Christian Feminist Account"
October 17, 2018
Grace Kao, PhD
Although increasing in usage, surrogacy remains the most controversial method of assisted reproductive technology. Grace Kao, PhD, from Claremont School of Theology, offered a feminist Christian framework of principles for assessing the ethics of surrogacy.
3RD ANNUAL ADVENTIST BIOETHICS CONFERENCE
"Ethics of Faithfulness for 21st Century Adventist Healthcare"
May 7-8, 2018
Hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church North American Division Headquarters and Adventist Healthcare. Coordinated by Loma Linda University Center for Christian Bioethics.
BIOETHICS GRAND ROUNDS
"Suing the Ethics Committee: A patient, his surrogate, and a procedure."
April 11, 2018
David Chooljian, MD, JD, & Grace Oei, MD
What is the responsibilities of ethics committee members who participate in clinical consultations? These medical professionals discussed the conflicts of interest that may result in decisions contrary to the patient’s best interest.
"What Does Medicine Have to do With the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ?"
March 2, 2018
Farr Curlin, MD
Dr. Farr Curlin, noted author, physician, and theologian, holds faculty appointments at Duke University’s School of Medicine and School of Divinity. Three scholars from LLU responded to Dr. Curlin: Psychologist, Dr. Barbara Hernandez; Physician and Ethicist, Dr. Grace Oei; Theologian, Dr. Richard Rice.