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Noble to sponsor ethics discussion


Sept. 4, 2012
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital's Ethics Committee presents Barbara Bennett Jacobs, PhD, MPH, RN speaking on Ethics Committees: Past, Present, and Future Generations. Jacobs will speak on Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room A at Noble Hospital.

The presentation will include a description of the evolution of ethics committees in hospital settings; the scope of committee work including clinical consultations, education, research, and policy information; information from the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities publications; Advance Directives, DNR orders, and other challenges to moral clinical decision-making.

Jacobs is the director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at Hartford Hospital, a Visiting Professor of Ethics at the University of Saint Joseph, and is the author of TELOS: Trauma End-of-Life Optimum Support, a guide for health professionals in managing trauma patients at the end of their lives.

This program is open to all healthcare professionals as well as the general public. CEUs will apply for nurses. Call 568-2811 ext. 5937 to reserve a seat.



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