Moral Dilemmas: Reflecting on Physicians' Experiences and Approaches

June 23, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Webinar

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Physicians may experience moral distress as a consequence of moral dilemmas commonly faced in health care, and more so during the pandemic. The June 23 CME accredited webinar presented by the Alberta Medical Association's Physician and Family Support Program in collaboration with Well Doc Alberta provides an opportunity to consider the moral dilemmas faced by physicians, discuss the construct of moral distress with a panel of experts and learn approaches for dealing with moral dilemmas and their consequences at the organizational and personal level.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

 

  1. Explain the construct of moral distress

  2. List moral dilemmas faced by physicians

  3. Describe approaches for dealing with moral dilemmas and their consequences

Speakers

  • Dr. Jane Lemaire MD, FRCPC
    Physician Lead, Well Doc Alberta and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Eric Wasylenko MD, MHSc (Bioethics), CCFP(PC)
    Palliative Care Physician and Clinical Ethicist

  • Dr. Cheryl Mack MD, MA, FRCPC 
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre

  • Fleur Yumol MSc, MSW, RCSW
    Registered Clinical Social Worker and Managing Director of the Third-Party Service Provider, Physician and Family Support Program, AMA

  • Alicia Polachek MA
    Co-Lead and Program Manager, Well Doc Alberta and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

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