Ethics Grand Rounds
Ethics Grand Rounds, which are open to the entire medical center, are conducted monthly as a forum for the discussion of ethical issues in health care that arise in the Medical Center or in the larger community.
Listed below are topics addressed at past rounds:
- The Role of Ethics in Health Care
- The Ethics of a Marketplace for Organs
- Autonomy Run Amok
- The Ethics of Palliation and Palliative Care
- The Ethics of Organ Donation After Cardiac Death
- The Ethics of Medical Education
- The Ethics of Saying, “I’m Sorry”
- The Ethics of Using Placebos in the Routine Care and Treatment of Children
- The Ethics of Physician-Industry Interaction
- The Ethics of Health Care During Pandemics
- The Ethics of Futility: How Do We Define It? How Do We Identify It?
- How Do We Address It?
- The Ethics of Decision Making About Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- The Ethics of Breaking Bad News
- The Ethics of IVF-Induced High-Order Multiple Pregnancies
- The Ethics of HIV Testing
- The Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Health care
- The Ethics of Resource Allocation During Pandemics
- The Ethics of Pain Management
- Ethical Choices in a New Orleans Hospital: What Would You Have Done?
- The Ethics of Post-Mortem Sperm Retrieval
- Why Do Patients Need Professional Advocates?
- The Ethics of Decisional Capacity
- The Ethics of Religion-Based Refusal of Medical Treatment
- The Ethics of Vegetative States and Other Disorders of Consciousness
- The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Detailing
- Patient Satisfaction and Patient Care: Are These Goals Ever in Tension?
- Growth-Attenuation Therapy: The Ashley Treatment
- The Ethics of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials
- A Right to Die: The Dax Cowart Case
- Is This Treatment Justified? Resource Allocation in the Trauma Setting
- The Ethics of the Electronic Medical Record
- The Ethics of Assigning Kidneys
- If We Know Medical Futility When We See It, What Do We Do About It?
- Should Women Be Doctors?
- The Ethics of State Intervention When Children Are Morbidly Obese
- The Ethics of Children As Organ Donors and Survivor Siblings
- Disney in the Nursery: The Ethics of Commercialization in the Clinical Setting
- The Moral Response to China’s System of Organ Procurement
- Will Tying Hospital Reimbursement to Patient Satisfaction Enhance Patient Care?
- Euthanasia For the Alzheimer’s Patient? Lessons From the Netherlands
- Why Can’t Amelia Receive a Kidney?
- The Ethics of National Drug Shortages
- Who Is Controlling What Health care Practitioners Discuss with Their Patients
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? The Ethics of Hastening Death By Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
- The Ethics of Savior Siblings
- There Is No Administrative Consent or Two-Physician Consent: Who Makes Decisions For the Patient Alone?
- The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest: What You Need to Know About Them and the New Hackensack University Medical Center policy
- Who’s Minding the Store? The Ethics of Compounding Pharmacies
- The Ethics of Whole Genome Sequencing in Newborns
- Disregarding DNR Consented to By Capable Patient When Family Insists on Resuscitation
- The Ethics of Elective (Non-therapeutic) Ventilation to Maximize Organ Donation
- The Cancer of Optimism: Are Optimism and Realism Incompatible in the Clinical Setting?
- The Ethics of “Transitioning” Patients to Other Care Settings
- Who Owns Your Genetic Information and What is Being Done With It? The Saga of Henrietta Lacks
- Informed Consent: Is It Beneficial? Is It Fair? Is It Possible?
- The New and Improved Declaration of Helsinki: Why Does It Matter?
- When Patients and Families Request or Reject Caregivers Based on Race, Ethnicity, or Gender: Is Accommodating These Preferences Ethically Justifiable?
As an additional resource, the Bioethics Library Link provides medical center staff with online access to a selection of articles related to each month’s grand rounds topic. These articles are available for download and remain posted for six months.
Clinical ethics consultations can be requested by contacting the Director of Bioethics.
Director of Bioethics
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm.
During evening and weekend hours, consultation requests will be directed to the Assistant Head Nurse on call through the operator.