In summer 2011, CHA and Ascension Health unveiled a new
ethics resource and assessment tool to assist organizations in the Catholic
health ministry in assessing the breadth and quality of their ethics services, identify
potential areas of improvement and evaluate progress. Since then,
several health systems and facilities have utilized the resource, providing
an opportunity to share real-world experiences and insights
with ethics committees and others in Catholic health care who are
committed to achieving excellence in their ethics programs.
Ron Hamel, Ph.D., CHA senior director, provided an overview of the
“Excellence in Ethics” initiative and key components of the resource. Joining
him to discuss their experience using the resource at the system and facility
levels was John Paul Slosar, Ph.D., senior director, ethics, Ascension
Health in St. Louis, and Mark Repenshek, Ph.D., healthcare ethicists,
Columbia-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. They also discussed
strategic opportunities for other systems and facilities to benefit from using
the resource in their own environments and organizations.
Presenters: Ron Hamel, John Paul Slosar, Mark Repenshek
This webinar was broadcast in 2012.
Run time: 75 minutes