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Disclosure and Apology After Medical Error and Adverse Events @ Online Workshop
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

An error in care. You are about to walk in to disclose it.  Speaking with patients or their families after a medical error or an adverse medical event is one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging conversations any clinician can have.  Handling it well is critical for your patient’s experience, your own resilience, and your institution, too.  Led by Harvard Medical School experts in bioethics and communication, this workshop will equip you with the understanding, best practices, ethical underpinnings, and tools to help you navigate these difficult conversations. Supplementary online pre- and post- workshop activities are available to enhance learning.

Harvard Medical School experts in bioethics and communication will facilitate this workshop, covering:

  • Patient, family and clinician perspectives
  • Core ethical rationale
  • Quality and safety perspectives
  • Best practice guidelines
  • Spectrum of error case scenarios
  • Video recorded enactments of medical error scenario featuring simulated root cause analyses, disclosure coaching, and disclosure conversation

Registration is free. CMEs are available: $50.00 (2.0 CME, Risk Management, MOC)


The Future Is Now: Bioethics and Humanities Reimagine an Uncertain World @ Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Annual Conference connects individuals and groups across many disciplines, all with interest in clinical and academic bioethics and health-related humanities. The conference provides a platform for presenting new ideas, debate, discussion, learning and networking with other professionals in related fields.

After participating in this meeting, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss emerging issues in bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Discuss and apply recent research findings related to bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Reflect on the issues related to the future and uncertainty in bioethics and the medical humanities

Session topics include:

  • Clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation
  • Religion, culture and social sciences
  • Arts and literature
  • Philosophy and history
  • Research ethics and empirical research
  • Law, public health policy, organizational ethics
  • Education and inter-professional studies
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion


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