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The APA Ethics SIG is a group of individuals with an interest in the application of ethical theory in the context of clinical work, research, and teaching. It is a venue for sharing views and concerns about the impact of ethics in these settings in order to promote advances in physician ethics and professionalism.



Annual Report

Co-chairs:
Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: (909) 651-5746
alavery@llu.edu

Becky Benson, MD, PhD
200 Hawkins Drive, BT 1309 - Peds
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7880
Fax: 319-384-6295
rebecca-benson@uiowa.edu

SIG purpose/mission:
The APA Ethics SIG is a group of individuals with an interest in the application of ethical theory in the context of clinical work, research, and teaching. It is a venue for sharing views and concerns about the impact of ethics in these settings in order to promote advances in physician ethics and professionalism.

Current SIG goals:
To create discussion around current ethical dilemmas among ethics SIG members and PAS attendees.

Annual summary:
Our meeting in San Francisco had more than 30 attendees in a cozy room. We had speakers from five different institutions discussing both mindfulness as an ethicist and the challenges of doing an ethics consultation and impact on the ethicist.   There was spirited debate on how to balance personal belief systems with the interest of the patient, parents, society and the institution. As in previous years, we held our annual ethics SIG essay contest.  More than 30 essays were submitted from various different programs within the United States and Canada.  Our judges of these essays were interprofessional, interdisciplinary and international. We would like to extend our gratitude to PAS leadership for supporting our SIG that makes all these activities possible.
Respectfully submitted,
Becky Benson, MD, PhD, co-chair
Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH, co-chair

Other groups that work in your area of interest:
ASBH, AAP Bioethics



Ethics SIG at APA Ethics essay contest announcement

Dear Pediatric Residents and Fellows of all Subspecialties in Pediatrics,

We are pleased to announce the fourth APA Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) Essay Contest.

The contest is open to all pediatric residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows (including pediatric surgical fellows). Essays should focus on the ethical issues that residents and fellows face while caring for patients. Topics may include but not limited to personal narratives of ethical dilemmas faced in training or practice or scholarly presentations of issues related to organizational, interprofessional or global health ethics.

Essays should be between 800 to 1600 words. Essays longer than 1700 words will be disqualified without review. Essays must be original and unpublished works. If multiple authors, the award will be shared. All co-authors should provide demographic information (training status) and role in manuscript preparation.

Two awards will be offered and may be used for expenses related to PAS attendance:

1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $100

The winning essays will be read at the PAS meeting in San Francisco, CA and will be published in PAS website as part of Ethics SIG newsletter in June 2017. If the resident or fellow will be attending PAS in San Francisco they may present their paper themselves.

Deadline: March 10, 2017

Submit essays to: zsalih@iui.edu

We wish you all the best in your writings in ethics!

Zeynep Salih, M.D., MA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children
zsalih@iupui.edu

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
Loma Linda University
Children's Hospital
ALavery@llu.edu


April 2017 Newsletter Article

Dear Ethics SIG members,

We are excited for our meeting in San Francisco!

Our meeting is scheduled for May 8, 2017, 8:30-11:30 at Sierra Suite E - Marriott Marquis. Our session title is Difficulties of Being an Ethicist.

Here is our agenda:
-Announcement of the winners of our 6th ethics essay contest.
-Mindfulness and self-care while being an ethicist---Chris Feudtner
-Challenges of doing an ethics consultation and impact on the ethicist --Panel Discussion-Chris Feudtner, Doug Diekema, Becky Benson, Josh Arthur, John Lantos

In this session participants will hear from the experts about the challenges of ethics consultations in pediatrics; from the perspective of the requester and the provider (ethicist). We have solicited opinions of providers via list serves on this topic and will share these with you at the meeting. We will further discuss and identify the impact of ethics consultations on ethicists and discuss ways which ethicists can use to relieve the impact of emotional labor ethicist experience while doing ethics consultations. We look forward to a lively session! 

Dr. Salih will be stepping down as ethics SIG co-chair this year. We are soliciting nominations for a new ethics SIG co-chair who would start in July. If you are interested in being considered please contact us.

Hope to see you again in San Francisco!

Warmest wishes,

Zeynep Salih, M.D., MA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, IN
zsalih@iu.edu

Adrian Lavery, M.D., MPH
Loma Linda Children's Hospital,
Loma Linda, CA
ALavery@llu.edu


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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Rebecca Benson, MD,PhD
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 356-7880
rebecca-benson@uiowa.edu

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: (909) 651-5746
alavery@llu.edu


 

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