Exploring Health Care Ethics Committees

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Program Overview
First proposed some four decades ago to help clinicians address
significant and difficult moral issues, ethics committees are now present
in most US hospitals and many other health care facilities. Health care
professionals, however, are often unfamiliar with the work of their
institution’s ethics committee. In this conference, leaders of the Clinical
Ethics Committee of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will describe
the three major functions of health care ethics committees: (1) clinical
ethics consultation, (2) ethics policy development and review, and (3)
ethics education. The presenters will offer examples of each of these
functions as they are undertaken by the WFBMC Clinical Ethics Committee.

Who Should Participate
Physicians, Nurses, Clergy, Social Workers, Mental Health, any
interested healthcare professional. 


Registration for this free course can be completed online or on-site.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Note—Registering for and attending this program authorizes Northwest
AHEC/Wake Forest School of medicine to take pictures to be used for
the Center’s publications, website (including social media sites) and

More Information

1.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC
Nurses: This educational activity can be applied toward your continuing
competence plan for maintaining your current licensure with the North
Carolina Board of Nursing.

This program does not provide specific NBCC Credits. However, per
LPC licensure guidelines, you may submit up to 15 contact hours of
continuing education by attending programs by affiliates of the National
Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO). Northwest
AHEC is a member of the NAO.



John C. Moskop, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine, Wallace and Mona Wu Chair in Biomeical Ethics Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Andrea Radulovic, BSN, MPH, CHPPN Nurse Coordinator, Brenner Pediatric Enhanced Care Program Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Christine Bishop MD, MA Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Brenner Children’s Hospital Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Gerardo Maradiaga, MA Clinical Ethicist Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Jay Foster, MA, D.Min., BCC Director Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries Faith Health Wake Forest Baptist Health


Comprehensive Cancer Center
10th Floor
Conference Room 10 B
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, N.C.