Kansas City Regional Hospital Ethics Consortium Meetings
September 11 – Liberty Hospital
November 13 – Mosaic Life Care Clinics in North Kansas City
The Center sponsors the longest actively running consortium of hospital ethics committees in the nation. Over its 28-year history, the consortium has trained hundreds of hospital ethics committee members and published more than a dozen ethics policy guidance documents on topics such as patients’ rights, managing medical mistakes, medical futility, determining decisional incapacity and physician incentives. Case studies continue to be a mainstay of the consortium’s work.
Black Health Care Coalition 25th Anniversary Luncheon
The Black Health Care Coalition will celebrate 25 years of championing minority health issues at its Annual Awards & Fundraising Luncheon, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The keynote speaker, Richard Payne, MD, is the John B. Francis Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics and the Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School, Duke University. Honorees at the Luncheon include:
• John W. Bluford III, recently retired as president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers, who will receive the Equity Award
• Paul M. Foreman, PhD, MS, MA, Project Director, Asthma Ready Communities
• Shary M. Jones, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, Deputy Regional Health Administrator CDR, U.S. Public Health Services
21st Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center, Alex George Auditorium, Building D
David Casarett, MD, our guest speaker at the 2015 Flanigan Lecture, is the author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead. In it, he chronicles this history of resuscitation and reveals just how far science has come, with examples ranging from bizarre to riveting.
“The unexplored questions underlying every chapter of Shocked,” said Susan Okie in her Washington Post review, “show how eager we are to grasp at any treatment, however marginal that promises to prolong life, and why so many people have such difficulty confronting the reality of death or talking about their wishes with their families.”
Details about the lecture and related programs will be available soon.