Speakers at DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy will discuss violence in health care

March 7, 2023 (Volume 46, Number 13)

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The 2019 DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy is pictured. This year's event will take place March 20 at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium.

Speakers at the annual DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy will discuss violent situations in health care plus strategies and best practices for conflict resolution with patients and families.

"Ethical Challenges: Dealing With Violent Situations In Health Care" is Monday, March 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. There is a virtual option. RSVP for the event online.

Speakers are detailed below:

  • Philip M. Rosoff, a retired physician, is professor emeritus of pediatrics and medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He was also a member scholar of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and director of Clinical Ethics at Duke University Hospital.

  • Autumn Fiester, associate professor and associate chair for education in the Division of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine, is also the faculty program director for the Master of Bioethics and Master of Science in Medical Ethics degrees at the Perlman School of Medicine.

  • Brandon Francis, chief medical officer at Trinity Health Saint Mary’s, will serve as moderator.

The colloquy is hosted by the Kirkhof College of Nursing's Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy is held twice per year. Grand Valley began hosting this series in 2015 after receiving a gift from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.


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This article was last edited on March 7, 2023 at 1:34 p.m.

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