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Healthcare Ethics, Humanities and Social Justice:

A webinar series produced by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in conjunction with Misericordia University

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Webinars will be held from noon to 1 p.m. ET.

These events are free and open to the public. RSVP here to receive Zoom meeting information.

Continuing medical education credits and continuing education units are available. Please note that participants must attend the entire webinar and then complete and submit the evaluation in order to get credit. If you have any questions regarding continuing education, contact the Geisinger Continuing Professional Development Office at 570-271-6692.

Social Justice and Advocacy in Medical Practice
Friday, Oct. 16, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Stacy Gallin, DMH, Founder and Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, and Director of the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust, Misericordia University

Carly Ellman, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Family-Centered Experience Program, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Stacy Gallin, DMH, and Carly Ellman, MSW, LCSW, will discuss the concepts of social justice and advocacy as they relate to medical practice, how to incorporate strategies for the promotion of social justice in medical practice on an individual and systemic level, and how to recognize and appreciate opportunities for medical practitioners to serve as advocates for their patients, communities and society.

International Medical Ethics in the Wake of COVID-19
Thursday, Oct. 29, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Stacy Gallin, DMH, Founder and Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, and Director of the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust, Misericordia University

Earlexia M. Norwood, MD, Service Chief of Family Medicine, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and President of Jackson State University National Alumni Association

Stacy Gallin, DMH, and Earlexia M. Norwood, MD, will discuss the international ethical challenges brought to light by COVID-19 (e.g., PPE, allocation of scarce resources, access to testing and care), the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with the ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals, and the importance of adhering to bioethical principles to guide national and international policy and practice.

Human Dignity and Human Rights in Medicine
Thursday, Nov. 5, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Stacy Gallin, DMH, Founder and Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, and Director of the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust, Misericordia University

Skyller Walkes, PhD, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion & Assistant Professor of Instruction in Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin

Stacy Gallin, DMH, and Skyller Walkes, PhD, will discuss the concepts of human dignity and human rights in medicine as well as the relevance of these concepts in the context of medical education, practice, policy and bioethics. They will also examine the Holocaust and American slavery as the historical framework for exploring the ramifications of placing scientific/societal progress over the promotion of individual welfare and human dignity.

Race, Culture and Generational Trauma in Healthcare
Thursday, Dec. 3, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Darrell McBride, DO, Attending Physician of Infectious Diseases, Geisinger Clinic and Regional Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Rhonda Dailey, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences & Scientific Director, Office of Community Engaged Research, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Darrell McBride, DO, and Rhonda Dailey, MD, will discuss the ways in which marginalized cultures have been subjected to unethical medical practices under the guise of scientific progress, the term “generational trauma” and its application to bioethics and medical practice, and the ways in which generational trauma has affected vulnerable populations and the ramifications for current medical practice and public policy.

Diversity and Inclusion: Practical Meanings and Application for Healthcare
Thursday, Dec. 10, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Annie Deaver, LMSW, Associate Executive Director, Sunrise Senior Living/Brighton Gardens of Raleigh North Carolina

Vicki T. Sapp, PhD, Director of Student Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Annie Deaver, LMSW, and Vicki T. Sapp, PhD, will discuss the implication of social determinants of health and their relationship to the inequities prevalent in healthcare; the healthcare quadruple aim (improve population health, reduce cost of care, improve patient experience and improve employee well-being to mitigate bias in healthcare); and the tools, tips and strategies to cultivate employee well-being as it relates to diversity, inclusion and sense of belongingness.

 

Meet our presenters

Planning Committee

Stacy Gallin, DMH, Consultant
Carly Ellman, LCSW, Assistant Professor
Mary Lawhon Triano, CRNP-C, Assistant Professor
Vicki T. Sapp, PhD, Assistant Professor
Darrell McBride, DO, Assistant Professor
Jeff Pallas, PA-C, Instructor of Medicine

 
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Misericordia University
Jointly Accredited Program

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Approved Continuing Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Ethics continuing education credits.
AAPA Category 1 CME

Credit Designation Statement

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 1 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPACategory 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.