Tough Cases

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The Tough Cases ethics discussion series is supported by the Allen Lein Ethics in Medicine Fund and meets once monthly. It provides an opportunity for physicians, nurses, social workers, other clinical staff, and students anticipating a career in medicine or science to increase awareness of, and sensitivity to, ethical issues.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month, noon – 1:30 p.m. UCSD Medical Center room 11-309 (Hospital In-patient Tower).

For more information please contact Mary Devereaux at mdevereaux@ucsd.edu.

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2017

Date Topic Location Discussion
Leader
January 24 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309
February 28

When Parents Say No: Refusals of Recommended Medical Treatment

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux, Ph.D.
March 28 Irreversible Decisions: Elective Tubal Ligation in A Young, Childless Woman UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux, Ph.D.
April 25 “Rescheduled” UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 N/A
May 23 CA’s End of Life Options Act in Practice UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309

Lynette Cederquist, MD

June 27 “Everything Done” for a Neurologically Devastated Child: Whose Decision Is It?   UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux, Ph.D.
July 25 No Meeting N/A N/A
August 22 No Meeting N/A N/A
September 26 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
October 24 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
November 28 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
December 26 No Meeting N/A N/A

2016

Date Topic Location Discussion Leader
January 26 The Challenges of Providing Healthcare Across Languages UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux, Ph.D.
February 23 When Families Have an Agenda at Odds with Patient Welfare UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Lynette Cederquist, MD
March 22 No meeting on March 22 N/A N/A
April 26 "Just because we can, does it mean we should?" UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309

Lynn Marie Morski, MD, JD, Morski Consulting, Veterans Administration 

May 24 Ethics surrounding birth UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Frann Templick, MSN, RN-BC, Perinatal CNS
June 28 Crisis Intervention: Ethics and Cultural Sensitivity in Real Life UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Dr. Donald B. Stouder, D. Min., PCS
July 26 No Meeting N/A N/A
August 23 No Meeting N/A N/A
September 27 When Parents Can't Agree: Resolving Disputes Over Life-Sustaining Interventions UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux, PhD
October 25 California's End of Life Option Act: What does it mean for UCSD healthcare professionals? UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Linda Newsum, Aid-In-Dying Patient Care Coordinator, UCSD
November 22 No Meeting N/A N/A
December 27 No Meeting N/A N/A