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.
Dear Ethics SIG members,
We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
As the year goes along we have been working on our next Ethics SIG Meeting at PAS in Vancouver. Our session is scheduled on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:30-11:30 am.
We are very excited about this year's meeting. We are planning a workshop to help foster those interested in doing research in ethics.
The goals of the workshop:
- Defining "What is bioethics research?" using examples from the literature and experiences.
- Discovering ways to collaborate with other disciplines in bioethics research.
- Employing different methods in research in ethics--Quantitative, qualitative methods, etc.
- Exploring the challenges of finding mentorship.
Our speakers are John Lantos, Annie Janvier, and William Meadow. After the initial presentations by each speaker we will have small group discussions where each group will discuss a research project that has been submitted by the attendees. During this discussion participants will brainstorm as groups looking at the question, method, and implementation. Our speakers will be assisting in the small groups sharing their expertise and knowledge with you. Each group then will share their discussion points with the whole group. Finally, the session will end with the final remarks from our speakers on how to be successful in ethics research and future directions.
We now ask you to submit your ethics research proposals (please see the e-mail addresses below) that you would like to be discussed during the session. This will be a great opportunity for you to receive feedback from national and international colleagues and experts in ethics research.
We look forward to a very interactive and informative session!
Ethics SIG-essay contest:
We are also proud to announce the third APA Ethics 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 in patient care. 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 there are 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:
1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $100
The winning essays will be read at the PAS meeting in Vancouver and will be published on the APA website as part of Ethics SIG Newsletter in June 2014. If the resident or fellow will be attending PAS in Vancouver they may present their paper themselves.
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Submit essays to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all the best in your writings in ethics!
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Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Diane Plantz, MD
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3665
Zeynep Salih, MD
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Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 274-4739