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March 31, 2010
April 9 Healthcare Conference to Focus on
Codes of Ethics
Samford University’s Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) will examine professional codes of ethics from various perspectives during its annual conference Friday, April 9. The theme is “Are Codes of Ethics Enough?”
Visiting speakers will be DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr., M.D., a pediatrician, family physician, psychiatrist and scholar-in-residence at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.; Joseph Fink III, B.S. Pharm., J.D., a pharmacy professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine; and Joy Penticuff, R.N., Ph.D., director of nursing program development at Concordia University of Texas and professor emerita in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.
The conference—sponsored by Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy—is designed to help Alabama institutional healthcare ethics committees with today’s most pressing ethics and law issues and problems. It will meet in Brock Forum of Dwight Beeson Hall at Samford from 8:25 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Baldwin will discuss “Codes of Ethics: Setting the Goal Posts for Professionalism?” Fink’s topic will be “Developing Ethical Standards: The Role of People, the Role of Codes.” Penticuff will talk about “Codes and Care at the Bedside: The Nurse’s Dilemma.”
The speakers will receive Pellegrino Medals for their contributions to healthcare ethics. The medal is named for Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, the first recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
HEAL Director Bruce D. White will open the conference with a discussion of “Codes, Standards of Care, and the Differences Between Ethics and Law.”
For information, follow the link below or contact Lori Bateman, HEAL program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 726-2820.