Discover Sensemaking Strategies That Optimize Ethical Action in Health Care Settings

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Acquire ethics resolution skills in a virtual learning network with University of Missouri Health Care specialists. Learn about ethical frameworks, including a sensemaking approach that can guide ethical decision making, assist with resolving ethics concerns and promote ethical actions of health care teams. Through Ethics ECHO, participants will:

  • Increase awareness of ethical issues, problems and dilemmas in order to promote conflict resolution within their respective organizations and areas of practice.
  • Learn sensemaking strategies aimed at navigating complex, unexpected clinical events that often result in ethical conflicts.
  • Engage with case-based data in order to cultivate skills aimed at promoting future ethical actions of providers and patients.

The Healthcare Ethics ECHO is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Curriculum for Case-Based Learning and Discussion

  • What were they thinking? Sensemaking as a behavioral ethics approach
  • Where bioethics went wrong: Stories from the bedside
  • From Milgram to Trump: The ethical landscape of contemporary health care
  • Quinlan, Cruzan and Schiavo: How to ethically manage medical trauma
  • Limitations of EBP: The power of sensemaking in the age of algorithms
  • Planning for the unexpected: A response to failed advance directive initiatives
  • Optimizing team performance by enforcing the “No Asshole Rule”
  • Just trust me: RIP informed consent
  • “Do everything”…The ethics of persuasion
  • No thanks, I’ll just ask Dr. Google

Meet the Expert Team

The interdisciplinary panel includes ethicists with experience in consulting, social work, and legal and clinical practice.

Lea Brandt, OTD, MA, Ethics Consultant, University of Missouri

Stephen Griffith, MD, Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri

Luke Gleaves, Staff Chaplain & Ethics Consultant, University of Missouri

Lori Popejoy, PhD, RN, FAAN, Adult and Geriatric Nurse, University of Missouri

Don Reynolds, JD, Ethics Consultant, University of Missouri

David Fleming, MD, MA, Ethics Consultant, University of Missouri

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.