Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Bioethics Intensive Course


Bioethics Intensive Course Agenda

Download the 2024 Bioethics Intensive Course Agenda to see what was offered at the 2024 course.


Fees for the virtual 2025 course have not been determined. Several discounts will be available, including an early bird discount for those who register by a certain date.

Need-based scholarships are available to cover the course fees. To be considered for the scholarship please submit the following: (1) a letter explaining your interest in the course and why you are unable to secure funding from an employer/program (2) a CV.  Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning in early December 2024. 

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who regularly encounter complex ethical challenges in the healthcare setting and wish to receive advanced training
  • Anyone interested in getting certified in health care ethics consultation
  • Past participants are from all over the country with diverse backgrounds including: physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, patient advocates and patient representatives, risk managers, hospital administrators, and healthcare attorneys

What Other Ethics Consultants Say About the Course

  • “The course delivered everything we expected and more.”
  • “All I can say is I wish I had known about this course years ago! Outstanding and brilliant!”
  • "Impressive credentials of faculty and speakers.”
  • "Information was comprehensive and exactly what I needed.”
  • “Great course and I have already recommended it to my colleagues.”
  • “The breadth, expertise of speakers, energy of delivery, and attention to the needs and hopes of participants resulted in an outstanding conference.”

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify five (or more) common ethical challenges or topics arising in patient care
  • Develop ethically reasoned and practical strategies for addressing these ethical challenges
  • Identify five (or more) approaches or strategies for navigating complex cases, including tips on mediation and facilitating family meetings
  • Identify the procedural elements that every ethics consultant should undertake as part of his or her routine consultative activities for most (if not all) ethics consultations

Direct and Successful Outcomes

  • Scored 4.9 out of 5 on fulfillment of the stated learning objectives
  • Scored 4.7 out of 5 on overall course quality from participants surveyed
  • 95 percent of participants stated they learned information that could be implemented into their clinical practice
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