Fairbanks Lecture Series in Clinical Ethics

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics educates physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, attorneys, clergy, students, business and community leaders, and others in contemporary ethics issues in healthcare and encourages thoughtful public discourse by supporting programs, projects, and conferences to deepen community awareness and understanding of clinical ethics.

The Ethics Lecture Series is free and open to all. Continuing education credit is offered for physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

Current Lectures

Moral Injury, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Maintaining Hope

Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD, FACS

September 2, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Dying Prematurely: Discussing Death & Dying with African Americans

Brownsyne Tucker-Edmonds, MD

October 7, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Lecture Videos Archives

Lecture Videos - 2020

January 2020 Ethics Lecture
Decisions that Matter: An Update on Advance Care Planning in Indiana
Susan Hickman, PhD

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February 2020 Ethics Lecture
When the Past Resurfaces: The Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma
Elizabeth Boring, MSW, LSW

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March 2020 Ethics Lecture
Ethical Considerations Surrounding Parental Vaccination Refusals
Brian Leland, MD

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August 2020 Ethics Lecture
Black Lives & Health Justice - Part 1
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD

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August 2020 Ethics Lecture
Black Lives & Health Justice - Part 2
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD

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Lecture Videos - 2019

January 2019 Ethics Lecture
When Your Neighbor(hood)
is Your Patient
Kevin Armstrong, Chief of Staff and EVP

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February 2019 Ethics Lecture
Hoosier Tobacco Use: Ethical Issues around Tobacco Cessation
Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE

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March 2019 Ethics Lecture
Bad Religion, Public Shaming, and Why We Need New Narratives About People with Addictions
Will Grinstead, MDiv, ThM

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April 2019 Ethics Lecture
Into the Void: An Ethical Approach to Asynchronous Patient Communication
Jane Hartsock, JD, MA

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May 2019 Ethics Lecture
Infant Mortality in Indiana:
A Study in Disparities

Emily Scott, MD

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September 2019 Ethics Lecture
What is Clinical Ethics @ IU Health?
Amy Martin, DBe, MA

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October 2019 Ethics Lecture
Creating SPACE for Decision-Making when Confronting Serious Pediatric Illness
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

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November 2019 Ethics Lecture
Palliative Care @ IUH: Our Journey Over a Decade
Shilpee Sinha, MD, FACP

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December 2019 Ethics Lecture
What to Know About Supported Decision-Making in Health Care
Melissa Keyes

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Lecture Videos - 2018

January 2018 Ethics Lecture
Narrative & Physician-Patient Dynamics
Adam Hayden

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February 2018 Ethics Lecture
Frankenstein at the Bedside: A Lesson in Better Care
Emily Beckman, PhD

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March 2018 Ethics Lecture
Everyday Ethics: Identifying the Impact of Ethical Decision-Making on the Delivery of Compassionate Clinical Care
Ann Hannan, MT-BC

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April 2018 Ethics Lecture
Transgender Care: Unique Challenges, Unique Rewards
Susan Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, CPHRM, FASHRM

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May 2018 Ethics Lecture
Clinical Implementation of Cancer Precision Medicine: The IU Health Precision Genomics Program
Milan Radovich, PhD & Byran Schneider, MD

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September 2018 Ethics Lecture
Understanding Indiana's Healthcare Consent Laws
Amber Comer, JD, PhD

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October 2018 Ethics Lecture
The Ethical Appropriateness of Offering Comfort Care in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Nayan Srivastava, MD

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November 2018 Ethics Lecture
Understanding the "global opioid crises"; where is ethics in all this?
Jim Cleary, MD, FAChPM
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December 2018 Ethics Lecture
Pediatric Ethics at IU Riley Hospital for Children: Consultation, Needs Assessment, and Future Directions
Brian Leland, MD

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Lecture Videos - 2017

January 2017 Ethics Lecture
Rethinking Informed Consent after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Emily Munson, Esq

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February 2017 Ethics Lecture
Vulnerability in Medicine: A physician self-care story
Adam B. Hill, MD

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March 2017 Ethics Lecture
Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Extracorporeal Life Support
Michael J Hobson, MD

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April 2017 Ethics Lecture
Medical Marijuana Use in Indiana - Navigating the Hazy Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Terrain
Sage Arbor, PhD
Tory Castor, JD
Paul Helft, MD
Kurt Patterson, MD

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May 2017 Ethics Lecture
Awareness of and Attitudes towards International Travel for Transplantation: A public opinion survey
Jane Hartsock, JD

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September 2017 Ethics Lecture
Stigma: Myths, Realities, and Change
Bernice A. Pescosolido, PhD

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October 2017 Ethics Lecture
Adolescents & End of Life Care: Understanding Adolescent Preferences Through Narrative
Anna Kirkman, JD

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November 2017 Ethics Lecture
The Latest in Addiction Recovery Advocacy Tools
Kim Manlove

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December 2017 Ethics Lecture
Updates in Advance Care Planning Measurement and Evidence-Based, Patient-Facing Tools
Rebecca Sudore, MD

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Lecture Videos - 2016

January 2016 Ethics Lecture
Project ROSE: Reach Out, Soothe, and Embrace. A Focus on Caregiver Spiritual Wellbeing
Brian Leland, MD

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February 2016 Ethics Lecture
Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction
Jim Ryser, MA, LMHC, LCAC

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March 2016 Ethics Lecture
Key Ethical Issues with Indiana's Health Care Consent Statute
Amber Comer, JD, PhD

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April 2016 Ethics Lecture
Ethical Themes Within Population Health Care
Steven S. Ivy, MDiv, PhD

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September 2016 Ethics Lecture
Professional Ethics and the Regulation in the Problem of Physician Death by Suicide
Tracy D. Gunter, MD

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October 2016 Ethics Lecture
Pediatric Ethics and Communication Excellence (PEACE) Rounds: Decreasing Moral Distress and Patient Length of Stay in the PICU
Mira Nitu, MD
Vinit Patel, MD
Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN, FAAN

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November 2016 Ethics Lecture
The Family Caregiver: An Unacknowledged Patient
Debra Parker Oliver, MSW, PhD

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December 2016 Ethics Lecture
A Dialogue Regarding Difference, Conflict, and Community
Angela Green-Jones, MBA, BNS, RNBC
Steven S. Ivy, PhD
Alvaro Tori, MD

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Lecture Videos - 2015

January 2015 Ethics Lecture
Smoking and home Oxygen: Don't Get Burned
Mary S. Baker, MD

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February 2015 Ethics Lecture
Fertility Preservation for Adolescents
Julia Taylor, MD

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March 2015 Ethics Lecture
Mindfully Optimizing Delivery of End-of-Life Care: Impact on Patients with Advanced-Stage Cancel, Family Caregivers, and Providers
Shelley A Johns, PsyD, ABPP
Kathleen Beck-Coon, MD

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April 2015 Ethics Lecture
Clinical, Ethical, and Policy Challenges of Optimal Care for Frail Elders
Joann Lynn, MD, MA, MS

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May 2015 Ethics Lecture
Ethics Consultation: When to Call and What to Expect
Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN

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September 2015 Ethics Lecture
Worthy to Serve the Suffering: Albert Schweitzer
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

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October 2015 Ethics Lecture
Spirituality and Religion and it's Impact on Patient Health: The Benefits of Inquiry
Robyn Axel-Adams, MDiv, BCC

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November 2015 Ethics Lecture
Driving a National Performance Improvement Agenda in Hospice and Palliative Care
Sally Norton, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

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December 2015 Ethics Lecture
Kindness Matters: Reflections on Humanism and Medicine
Meg Gaffney, MD

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Lecture Videos - 2014

March 2014 Ethics Lecture
Biology & Biography: Sexual Ethics
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

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April 2014 Ethics Lecture
Faith & Medicine: Integration or Separation?
James W. Lynch Jr, MD, FACP

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May 2014 Ethics Lecture
Challenges to Providing Hemodialysis to the Undocumented Patient
Brian Decker, MD, PharmD, MS

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August 2014 Ethics Lecture
Practicing for Practice Medical Improv, Ethics, & Advanced Communication
Katie L. Watson, JD

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September 2014 Ethics Lecture
Guardianship for Unbefriended patients: The Volunteer Advocates Model
Robin Bandy, JD, MA
H. Kennard Bennett, JD

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October 2014 Ethics Lecture
Opioid Written Behavioral Agreements: A Case for Abandonment
Paul Helft, MD

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November 2014 Ethics Lecture
The Moral Imperative to Transform the Way Pain is Perceived, Judged, and Treated
Myra Christopher, BA, LHD

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December 2014 Ethics Lecture
Easing Suffering, Enhancing Wellbeing: A Program of Research Guided by Pediatric Palliative Care Principles
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH

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Lecture Videos - 2013

January 2013 Ethics Lecture
Routine Testing for HIV during Pregnancy: Forced Benevolence or Public Health Initiative
Elaine Cox, MD

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February 2013 Ethics Lecture
The Old Order Amish: Ethical Tension in Providing Culturally Congruent Care
Patricia D. Bledsoe, MEd, MSW, LCSW

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March 2013 Ethics Lecture
Broccoli, Medicaid and Mandates: Implication of the Affordable Care Act
David Orentlicher, MD, JD

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April 2013 Ethics Lecture
The Courage to Wonder in Medicine and Religion
David H. Smith, PhD

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May 2013 Ethics Lecture
Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness
Diane E. Meier, MD

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September 2013 Ethics Lecture
Patients' Perspectives on Cancer Ethics
Visiting Scholar, Rebecca Dresser, JD

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October 2013 Ethics Lecture
The New Indiana POST Program: Improving the Care of Seriously Ill Patients
Susan Hickman, PhD

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November 2013 Ethics Lecture
COPE as an Intervention for Palliative Home Care
Susan C. McMillan, Ph.D, ARNP, FAAN

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December 2013 Ethics Lecture
Adolescent Capacity & Informed Consent
Mary A. Ott, MD, MA

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Lecture Videos - 2012 - Video links are currently being updated - please check back!

February 2012 Ethics Lecture
Listen: Dealing with Conflicts with Families of Critically Ill Patients
Visiting Scholar Robert M. Arnold, MD

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March 2012 Ethics Lecture
Spirituality and Care at the End of Life: lessons from Fred
Daniel P Sulmasy, MD, PhD

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April 2012 Ethics Lecture
Bearing the Fire
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, Ph.D

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May 2012 Ethics Lecture
Requiring Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Workers: Risk and Benefit
Douglas H Webb, MD, FIDSA, SHEA

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September 2012 Ethics Lecture
Futile and Inappropriate Care in the ICU: An Important Differentiation
Gabriel T. Bosslet, MD, MA

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October 2012 Ethics Lecture
Ethics and Democracy
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, Ph.

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December 2012 Ethics Lecture
Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care
Visiting Scholar Betty Ferrell, Ph.D, RN, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN

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Lecture Videos - 2011 - Video links are currently being updated - please check back!

April 2011 Ethics Lecture
Dying Better: Lessons from the 'Coping with Cancer' Study
Holly Prigerson, PhD

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May 2011 Ethics Lecture
Xenotransplantation: A Research and Ethics Update
A. Joseph Tector, MD, Ph.D,
Paul R. Helft, MD,
Steven S. Ivy, M.Div, Ph.D

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September 2011 Ethics Lecture
Dying, Meaning & Wholeness: Reflections on Healing & Incurable Disease
S. Key Toombs, PhD

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November 2011 Ethics Lecture
Religious & Cultural Considerations Regarding Pregnancy Termination: Beyond Silence or Conflict
Steven S. Ivy, M.Div, Ph.D

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Lecture Videos - 2010 - 2007 - Video links are currently being updated - please check back!

March 2010 Ethics Lecture
Privacy: An Evolving Legal Concept
Valita Fredland, JD, MA

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April 2010 Ethics Lecture
Ethical Care of the Difficult Patient: Personality Disorders in the Medical Setting
Michael Webber, MD

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September 2010 Ethics Lecture
Three Types of Narrative Failure in Medicine
Martha Montello, PhD

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October 2010 Ethics Lecture
Ethics of X-Ray Vision
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, Ph.D

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December 2010 Ethics Lecture
Online Professionalism in 140 Characters:Physicians, Physicians-in-Training & Online Social Networks
Gabirel T. Bosslet, MD, MA

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March 2009 Ethics Lecture
Vegetative State and Related Disorder
Edward J Dropcho, MD

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April 2009 Ethics Lecture
The Gray Zone in Liver Transplantation
Paul Y Kwo, MD

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September 2009 Ethics Lecture
Healing as Calling
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

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October 2009 Ethics Lecture
Checking the Vital Signs of Clarian Nurses: Where are we with Moral Distress
Lucia Wocial, RN, PhD

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November 2009 Ethics Lecture
Ethical Issues in the Care of Transgendered Patients
Melissa Cavaghan, MD,
Alexia M. Torke, MD, MS
Moderator: Lucia D. Wocial, Ph.D, RN

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February 2008 Ethics Lecture
Miracles: An Examination of the Miraculous in Health Care
Adam B. Hill, MD

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December 2008 Ethics Lecture
Leadership in Healthcare
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

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September 2007 Ethics Lecture
The Gift of the Wesleyan Spirit: Biomedical Theology and Ethics
Kenneth L Vaux, Dr. Theol.

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October 2007 Ethics Lecture
Life Support Decisions Involving Imperiled Infants
Lucia Wocial, RN, CCNS, PhD

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