Ethics SIG

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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.

July 2016 Newsletter Article

Dear Ethics SIG members,

We had a well-attended and very well received meeting in Baltimore. 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. You can find the winning essays at the end of this letter.

As we have already started to plan for next year we would love to hear any ideas/topics that you would like to be presented. In this way we can plan our next session according to your needs/wishes.

We would also like to announce our sixth annual ethics SIG ethics essay contest. Please find the official announcement at the end of this letter.

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

Zeynep Salih, MD
13689 Cheswick Blvd
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 274-4739



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