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.



Annual Report

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

Becky Benson, MD, PhD
200 Hawkins Drive, BT 1309 - Peds
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7880
Fax: 319-384-6295
rebecca-benson@uiowa.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:
Our meeting in San Francisco had more than 30 attendees in a cozy room. We had speakers from five different institutions discussing both mindfulness as an ethicist and the challenges of doing an ethics consultation and impact on the ethicist.   There was spirited debate on how to balance personal belief systems with the interest of the patient, parents, society and the institution. As in previous years, we held our annual ethics SIG essay contest.  More than 30 essays were submitted from various different programs within the United States and Canada.  Our judges of these essays were interprofessional, interdisciplinary and international. We would like to extend our gratitude to PAS leadership for supporting our SIG that makes all these activities possible.
Respectfully submitted,
Becky Benson, MD, PhD, co-chair
Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH, co-chair

Other groups that work in your area of interest:
ASBH, AAP Bioethics



Ethics Essay Contest 2017 Winners

Ethics essay contest announcement

The Section on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) are pleased to announce our first joint Ethics Essay Contest.

The contest is open to all residents in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics, and all pediatric subspecialty fellows (including fellows in pediatric surgery, pediatric psychiatry, and pediatric neurology) in North America. Essays should focus on the ethical issues that residents and fellows face while caring for patients or conducting research. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) cases or issues related to clinical ethics, research ethics, organization ethics, public health ethics, or global health ethics.

Essays should be between 1000 to 1700 words. Essays longer than 1800 words will be disqualified without review. Essays must be original and unpublished works by a single author.

Two awards will be offered:
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200

One or both winners may be asked to read their essay at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting on April 27-30, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. If able to present, winners will be provided with a $300 travel scholarship to attend.

Winning essays will be published in the newsletters of both the APA Ethics SIG and the AAP Section on Bioethics. Winners will retain copyright of their works, and will be free (even encouraged) to submit their manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals for publication. The essay organizers will provide feedback and mentorship to winners to facilitate submission to a journal.

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Submit essays to: kyle.brothers@louisville.edu

Manuscript files should include a title page with the title and submitter’s name, e-mail address, institution, specialty, and post-graduate year.

We wish you all the best in your writings in ethics!
Becky Benson, MD, PhD (APA Ethics Special Interest Group)
Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD (AAP Section on Bioethics)
Ashley Fernandez, MD, PhD (AAP Section on Bioethics)
Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH (APA Ethics Special Interest Group)
Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH (AAP Section on Bioethics)




Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Rebecca Benson, MD,PhD
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 356-7880
rebecca-benson@uiowa.edu

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


 

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