After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Identify the relevant questions of moral analysis and moral reasoning n the context of surgical care for incapacitated patients
2. Determine a framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that arise in the context of surgical care for incapacitated patients
3. Examine personal values and professional obligations in relation to ethical dilemmas that arise in the context of surgical care for incapacitated patients
4. Describe steps to identify the "least bad" course of action and progress toward an ethically-sound resolution via bioethics mediation


Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., M.T.S.
Chief Ethics Officer & Senior Director of Clinical Ethics
Chief, Ethics Consultation Service & Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, BHS
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.                                                                        

Session date: 
05/27/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 1.00 American Board of Surgery MOC

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