Essential Topics in Clinical Ethics (ETCE) – 2024

 

ETCE is organized by CENTRES

Educators

The workshop is led by the following educators.

Date / Time:

Every Friday | 19 April 2024, 26 April 2024, 3 May 2024, 10 May 2024 | 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Venue:

Blended (Synchronous Online Sessions + Asynchronous e-Learning)

Mode

Short online video lectures and synchronous facilitated case discussions online via Zoom. The short online video lectures may be viewed in a 2-week window before the synchronous case discussions

Who should attend

Unit 1: Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of ethical reasoning, ethical guidance and relationship with professionals.

Unit 2: Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of autonomy, informed consent, truth telling, decision-making capacity and best interests.

Unit 3: Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of shared decision-making, end of life decision-making, advance care planning and non-beneficial treatment.

Unit 4: Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of health law, defensive medicine and therapeutic innovations.

Continuing Professional Education

CME/CPE points have been sought for doctors, pharmacists and nurses.

Course Structure

The series consists of four units. Participants may choose to attend one or more units.

Unit 1
Ethical reasoning, ethical guidance & relationship with professionals
19 April 2024 (Friday)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Learning objective
To understand principle-based approaches to ethical issues in healthcare practice.

Topics covered

  • Approaches to moral reasoning
  • Relationship between moral, ethical, legal and professional responsibilities
  • Professional codes of ethics and guidance documents
  • Relationship between law and ethics and process at ethics
  • Resources for understanding & interpreting cultural and faith communities

Target audience
Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of ethical reasoning, ethical guidance and relationship with professionals.

Unit 2
Elements of decision-making (Part 1): autonomy, informed consent, truth telling, decision-making capacity and best interests
26 April 2024 (Friday)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Learning objective
To understand some of the common ethical and legal issues faced by healthcare professionals regarding patient autonomy, informed consent, truth telling, decision-making and best interests.

Topics covered

  • Autonomy, informed consent and refusal
  • Disclosure, medical errors and truth telling
  • Proxy decision-making, substituted judgment and best interests
  • Decision-making capacity

Target audience
Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of autonomy, informed consent, truth telling, decision-making and best interests.

Unit 3
Elements of decision-making (Part 2): shared decision-making, end of life decision-making, advance care planning and non-beneficial treatment
3 May 2024 (Friday)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Learning objective
To understand some of the common ethical and legal issues faced by healthcare professionals, regarding shared decision-making, end of life decision-making, advance care planning and non-beneficial treatment.

Topics covered

  • Advance care planning
  • End of life decision-making
  • Shared decision making
  • Potentially inappropriate treatment / futility
  • Treatment goals and the related plan of care

Target audience
Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of shared decision-making, end of life decision-making, advance care planning and non-beneficial treatment.

Unit 4
Health law, defensive medicine and therapeutic innovations
10 May 2024 (Friday)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Learning objective
To understand relevant health law and some of the common ethical and legal issues faced by healthcare professionals regarding defensive medicine and therapeutic innovations.

Topics covered

  • Relevant health law
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Distinctions between clinical research and therapeutic innovation
  • Defensive medicine

Target audience
Healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, who are new to or would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of health law, defensive medicine and therapeutic innovations.

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this course because it is fully funded by MOH.

Registration

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