The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy partnered with Houston Methodist to offer a week-long Intensive Bioethics Course in the Texas Medical Center. The 2016 Intensive Bioethics Course hosted 46 participants who came from various backgrounds including chaplaincy, clinical case management, clinical ethics, government affairs, internal medicine, palliative medicine, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, and risk management.

The course was a productive and engaging week that covered fundamental bioethics topics and advanced clinical ethics skills.

Course Objectives

  • Identify ethical challenges arising in patient care
  • Develop ethically reasoned and practical strategies for addressing these ethical challenges
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these strategies in particular cases
  • Formulate interdisciplinary plans for appropriately managing these ethical challenges

What Previous Students are Saying:

  • "The course delivered everything we expected and more"
  • "Impressive credentials of faculty and speakers"
  • "Information was comprehensive and exactly what I needed"
  • "The breadth, expertise of speakers, energy of delivery, and attention to the needs and hopes of participants resulted in an outstanding conference"

Direct Impact and Successful Outcomes:

  • 100 percent of surveyed participants said they will change their practice as a direct result of the course
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, scored 4.8 on overall course quality from participants surveyed
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, scored 4.7 on fulfillment of the stated learning objectives