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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

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

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: (909) 651-5746
alavery@llu.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:
This year we organized a well-attended and received meeting in Baltimore with more than 60 attendees. We had three speakers from three different institutions tackling the ethical issues involving decision making for technology dependent children. There was spirited debate on how to balance autonomy of parents, best interest of the children and also the society which highlight that ethical issues cannot be solved with a single approach.

As in previous years, we held our annual ethics SIG essay contest. Fourteen essays were submitted from various different programs within the United States and Canada. Our judges of these essays were interprofessional, interdisciplinary and international. First and second place winners were invited and first prize winner's essay was read by one of her colleagues.
We would like to extend our gratitude to PAS leadership for supporting our SIG that makes all these activities possible.

Respectfully submitted,

Zeynep Salih, MD, MA, 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


October 2016 Newsletter Article

Dear Ethics SIG members

We hope your summer has been fabulous and you are enjoying the beautiful fall!!
We have been working hard to put together another great session for our meeting in San Francisco in May 2017. Here is the info:

Session title: Difficulties of Being an Ethicist

Objectives:

-Discuss and identify the impact of ethics consultations on ethicists

-Discuss ways which ethicists can use to relieve the impact of emotional labor ethicist experience while doing ethics consultations

Speakers:
-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, Joshua Arthur and John Lantos

Session description: In this session participants will hear from the experts about how to deal with the stress of working as ethics consultants in clinical context. Many skills and techniques that have been found helpful will be discussed by the panelists. These skills are essential for any clinician who experience ethical and moral dilemmas in their professional lives.

We are also pleased to announce our sixth ethics essay contest-please see the information below.
We will keep in touch via our newsletter and we will continue to be a platform sharing our views and concerns about the impacts of ethics in our clinical work, research and teaching.

Warmest regards,
Ethics SIG Co-Chairs
Zeynep Salih, M.D., MA
Adrian Lavery, M.D., MPH


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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


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

Zeynep Salih, MD
13689 Cheswick Blvd
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 274-4739
znsalih@hotmail.com


 

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