The Center for Bioethics is pleased to offer standing educational events each month.

  • Bioethics Grand Rounds is held the second Monday of each month at noon (unless otherwise specified) and focuses on an important innovative Bioethics related topic.
  • In-Depth Case Study is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month and focuses on an interesting, provocative, troubling and/or instructive case from the recent past. These sessions are held with the intention to strive toward excellence in ethics consultation.

Please contact the Department of Bioethics at 216.444.8720 with questions regarding these events.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Bioethics Grand Rounds is a monthly event.

All are welcome to attend. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Rethinking Clinical Ethics Consultation Metrics as ROI

Traditionally, demonstrating value of ethics services is understood as the ability to assess the intrinsic good of the service, in this case, ethics consultation understood separately from its ability to reduce cost, improve length of stay (LOS), or satisfy the user. To move beyond assessing only intrinsic good, return on investment (ROI) metrics comparing expected to observed ratios for length of stay, charges and readmissions were analyzed for a clinical ethics consultation service in a local health system focused on 404 clinical ethics consultations from 2010-2012.  The presentation will offer these data and potential implications for valuation of clinical ethics consultation services.

Date: Monday, January 14th 2019
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Speaker: Mark Repenshek, PhD
Location: Bunts Auditorium - TT Building
2095 E 90th St
Cleveland, OH 44106

Bioethics Research Day

Bioethics Research Day

Upcoming Ninth Annual Bioethics Research Day Event

November 6, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Susan Dresser, JD, MS
"What Subjects Can Teach Us about Research Ethics'

Previous Bioethics Research Day Events

November 2, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle M. Mello
"Communication and Resolution Programs: Patients’ Experiences with Medical Error Disclosure'

November 4, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Mildred Solomon Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Center
"Should randomization always require consent? An Ethical Challenge of Learning Health Systems"

October 10, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter B. Ubel
"The Morality of Cost Considerations at the Bedside"

May 24, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arthur Derse
"What can bioethics research do for clinicians?"

May 17, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Norm Daniels
"Can We Get More Justice in Health and Health Care through Health Reform?" 

May 19, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol Gilligan
"Why is the Ethic of Care Still Embattled?"

May 27, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Marion Danis, MD 
"The Role of Bioethics Research in Improving Patient Care and Clinical Practice"

May 21, 2009
Keynote Speaker: John Lantos, MD
"Bioethics Research in the Next Decade"