CFP: 2018 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017

Conference date(s):
February 28, 2018 - March 2, 2018

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Conference Venue:

School of Nursing, Duquesne University
Clearwater, United States

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Advancing ethical practice in health-care requires grappling with difficult, often complex ethical problems and dilemmas. In this new forum, a diverse group of ethicists, philosophers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will meet to address contemporary ethical issues in healthcare, and will discuss solutions to the most challenging problems for ethical practice and policy. The first biennial Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference, sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Nursing, includes three days of speakers, panels, and presentations, as well as receptions and other opportunities to meet, greet, and discuss with a wide array of professionals interested in healthcare ethics. Please join us in Clearwater, Florida in February for this unique opportunity.

We invite submission of abstracts for a 20 minute presentation and for posters that address any contemporary ethical issue in healthcare. Potential topics, both general and specific:

  • Managing conflicts between ethics and law
  • Parental autonomy and the rights of children
  • End of life issues
  • The ethics of concierge medicine
  • Healthcare delivery in wartime-do the normal rules apply?
  • Ethics committees and ethics consultation: purposes, roles, and credentials
  • Inter-professional conflicts, power-dynamics, and professional bullying
  • Ethical issues in managing new technology
  • Research ethics

All abstracts must be submitted online.

Please include the following information centered at the top of the page: the name and credentials of author(s) on first line; the name of institution or organization on the second line; the city and state on the third line; skip the fourth line; and the title of the presentation on the fifth line.

The abstract may not exceed 250 words, and must be formatted with one-inch margins and single-spaced 12-point Times New Roman typeface.

All abstracts must be submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time), August 31, 2017.

All abstracts will be blinded for peer review.

The lead author/presenter will be notified of the decision of the Review Committee by September 25, 2017, and must confirm participation in the Symposium by October 2, 2017.

All presenters are required to be paid registrants of the conference and be able to attend the conference in Clearwater, Florida.

Continuing Education credits will be available from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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