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(Virtual Service) Ethics and the Coronavirus Crisis

December 6, 2020 @ 10:15 AM 11:30 PM

Dr. Kelly Michelson, M.D., Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, will speak on the topic, Ethics and the Coronavirus Crisis.  The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to adapt and modify our actions.  It has also led us all to reflect on how we act as individuals and as groups in the different communities in which we exist.  These adaptations, modifications, and reflections are unfolding in the healthcare setting as well.  Clinicians have been labeled “heroes” during this pandemic.  Dr. Michelson will explore some of the challenges clinicians have faced and are facing as they find themselves thrust, willingly, and at times unwillingly, into this “hero-like” role. Specifically, she will focus on challenges that clinicians as individuals have faced as well as challenges that clinicians and healthcare providers as a community have faced.

Kelly Michelson is an attending physician at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine.  Dr. Michelson’s research interests include communication, decision making, palliative care, bereavement support, and ethics.  Currently, her research focuses on communication and decision making among patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit as well as in the palliative care setting.  She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina, an M.D. from Duke University and a Certificate from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

After services, from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, we will open Zoom for informal general discussion, as well as an opportunity to join a conversation group with Dr. Kelly Michelson.

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