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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2018

Date Topic Location Discussion
Leader
January 23

Discharging Patients with No Where to Go

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309

Mary Devereaux, Ph.D.

February 27

“Go Back to California: When Doctors Refuse to See Transgender Patients”

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309

Brian Snyder, MD, UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine; Hospital Ethics Committee

Kaitlyn O’Donnell, LCSW, UCSD; Hospital Ethics Committee

March 27 No Meeting N/A N/A
April 24 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
May 22 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309

TBD

June 26 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
July 24 No Meeting N/A N/A
August 28 No Meeting N/A N/A
September 25

TBD

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
October 23 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
November 27 TBD UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 TBD
December 25 No Meeting N/A N/A

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

Withdrawing Life Support in Pregnancy: Legal and Ethical Issues

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux
October 24

When the Patient 'Fires" the Attending

UCSD Medical Center, Room 11-309 Mary Devereaux
November 28 No Meeting N/A N/A
December 26 No Meeting N/A N/A