April 5, 2023

Location: Chicken and Pickle, 1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m


Jeremy A. Gallegos, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
Division Chair of Theology and Humanities
Friends University


Many issues in medical ethics can center around exactly three major theories; virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and nonconsequentialism. Unfortunately, most of these result in quandry ethics or ‘gotcha’ ethics, where no agreeable answer can be determined. Using something more like a patient centered, care based approach to ethics practical skills such as use of time, tact, and truthtelling to achieve trust can lead to more agreeable treatment options and responses.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to have healthy conversations when roles and rules, or values, conflict.
  • How to acknowledge what treatment options are available for patients (consider capacity and even concerns of over treatment)
  • How to navigate hard cases or, what does the law say when guiding principles do not agree.

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