2023 Ethics Conference: “It’s Complicated”


The reluctance of some patients to participate fully in care may be related to a history of marginalization, leading to mistrust of the nursing and medical community. Greater understanding of the historical issues faced by communities may improve the healthcare professionals’ ability to improve communication and collaborate more fully in promoting quality health care.
  • 6.75 continuing education units for nurses and social workers
  • Pending CMEs for physicians
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

Early registration recommended due to space limitations.

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Dates Offered
Time Topic
7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Vaccines, Hesitancy, and Mistrust
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bryan Alsip MD, MPH
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Futility and Moral Distress in Pediatrics
Dr. Carolyn Jones, MD, MA
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Health Equity in an Ableist Culture
Dr. Catherine Robichaux, Ph.D., RN, Alumna CCRN
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Conflict is Inevitable, Contention is a Choice
Jeanie Sauerland, MA, BSN, RN, HEC-C
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Rules of Civil Conversation Exercises
Breakout Groups
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Diving Deeper into the Drivers of Health
Dr. Carol Huber, D.Ph., MBA and Dr. Leo Lopez MD