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Facing Ethical Challenges, Dealing with Outcomes: Stories from the Field

March 17, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, presents real stories from public health professionals in the field that demonstrate ethical dilemmas they’ve encountered.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, presents real stories from public health professionals in the field that demonstrate ethical dilemmas they’ve encountered. Dr. Kayman also presents a protocol that public health professionals might use or adapt to guide decision-making during crises, including recommendations adapted from FEMA independent study program #241: “Decision-making and problem-solving.”

Air date: March 17, 2009

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • List and describe public health ethical principles and an ethical framework to resolve moral tensions disasters might bring up
  • Explain how the scenarios presented illustrate how the framework and principles can be used
  • Develop methods to make decisions with collaborators in the midst of a disaster

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners and leaders; Public health nursing leaders; Local and state emergency management staff; Community collaborators, including law enforcement, faith-based organizations, and political representatives; Community stakeholders, including tribal peoples, the business community, and educators

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, comes from a small town in Louisiana, and was educated at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of California Berkeley, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After 25 years of pediatric practice with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, and 14 years as chief of patient education in the Fremont, California Kaiser clinic, he became a Public Health Officer; first as a district health director, then as director of maternal and child health for South Carolina, followed by work in emergency preparedness for California.

Competencies

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