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12/10/2017 - 9:16am

I have previously collected lawsuits brought against ethics consultants and ethics committee members. Most of those were brought in the context of medical futility disputes.

In March 2015, Ben Taub Hospital used the conflict resolution mechanism in th...

12/10/2017 - 9:16am

I have previously collected lawsuits brought against ethics consultants and ethics committee members. Most of those were brought in the context of medical futility disputes.

12/10/2017 - 4:00am

Login on January 16 for this free webinar from the Minnesota Gerontological Society: "Supportive Decision Making – An Emerging Alternative to Guardianship."

Anita Raymond, MSW is Program Manager, Protective Services and Care Management & Consultation Programs, Volunteers of America MN & WI

When working with people with cognitive, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities, we often turn to guardianship to address risk and vulnerability. But is this an overly restrictive tool? This webinar will discuss Supported Decision Making, an emerging paradigm for vulnerable populations and a person-centered model addressing safety concerns while protecting the dignity of persons at risk. Based on an Elder Justice Grant initiated in 2016, Volunteers of America has launched the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making to reduce unnecessary guardianships at the individual and systems level.

Objectives:
1.Explore the tension guardianship presents between helpful tool and infringement on civil rights.
2.Understand the person-centered approach of SDM and how it protects individual rights while still protecting those who are vulnerable to maltreatment.
3.Learn about Minnesota initiatives to address these issues on individual and systems levels, including the Guardianship Information Line, the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making, and WINGS MN

12/10/2017 - 4:00am

Login on January 16 for this free webinar from the Minnesota Gerontological Society: "Supportive Decision Making – An Emerging Alternative to Guardianship."

When working with people with cognitive, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities, we often turn to guardianship to address risk and vulnerability. But is this an overly restrictive tool? This webinar will discuss Supported Decision Making, an emerging paradigm for vulnerable populations and a person-centered model addressing safety concerns while protecting the dignity of persons at risk. Based on an Elder Justice Grant initiated in 2016, Volunteers of America has launched the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making to reduce unnecessary guardianships at the individual and systems level....

12/09/2017 - 8:27pm

Three studies published in a supplemental issue of the journal Cancer this month come to disturbing conclusions: in the United States, the survival rates for colon, breast, and ovarian cancer are lower for black people than for white people. The news isn’t all bad: overall cancer survival rates are going up. The three studies mentioned here draw from two larger studies of worldwide cancer survival, the CONCORD... // Read More »

12/09/2017 - 4:00am

Join me in Washington, DC on February 12-13, for a National Academy of Sciences workshop:
"Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches - A Workshop."

The 2014 case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman suffering from ...

12/09/2017 - 4:00am

Join me in Washington, DC on February 12-13, for a National Academy of Sciences workshop:

The 2014 case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer who made public her desire to have an option to end her life through medication, brought to the forefront of the public eye the age-old question of whether terminally ill patients should have access to a physician's assistance to hasten death. To gain the option, Ms. Maynard relocated from California to Oregon, where a "death with dignity" law has been in effect for nearly 20 years. ...

12/13/2017 - 11:04pm
Dans cette seconde vidéo sur notre événement Transvision2017, Terence Ericson interview les membres de l’association.
12/08/2017 - 6:27pm

By Judith Daar Joining the ever growing circle of workplace misconduct targeting women’s bodies is the revelation that Representative Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) will resign his seat amid allegations that he solicited two female staffers to serve as gestational carriers and … Continue reading →

12/08/2017 - 4:36pm

Technology Ethics Artificial Intelligence Seeks An Ethical Conscience “Leading artificial intelligence researchers gathered this week for the prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems conference have a new topic on their agenda. Alongside the usual cutting-edge research, panel discussions, and socializing: concern about AI’s power. Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI “Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must … More Ethics & Society Newsfeed: December 8, 2017