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Should those who purport to train individual clinical ethics consultants using the ASBH educational core competencies as a guide establish an Accreditation Council on Graduate Bioethics Education (ACGBE)?

Information about the October 22 meeting in San Diego

Hosts:

Robert Baker, PhD (Union Graduate College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)
Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD (St. Louis University)
Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Gerard Magill, PhD (Duquesne University)
Bruce D. White, DO, JD (Albany Medical College)

Invitees:

We are calling for a meeting intended only for those individuals that might be signatories to a compact creating a Provisional Accreditation Council on Graduate Bioethics Education (pACGBE) as described at https://acgbe.wordpress.com/compact-signatory-attestation-statement/ toward the possibility of creating such a council by agreement of attendees as described at https://acgbe.wordpress.com/draft-compact-agreement/.

We would like to extend a warm and cordial invitation to the day-to-day, managing program director or designated alternate (regardless of title held) of any post-baccalaureate educational program that purports to train students who aspire to practice as clinical ethics consultation professionals according to the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation (with the latest draft available at http://www.asbh.org/uploads/files/pubs/CCUpdateNov09.pdf).

This invitation is extended to only one individual from each program as described in the materials informing possible attendees of the meeting (available at https://acgbe.wordpress.com/) and summarized below.[1] Moreover, invitees are asked to attend as individuals, not as representatives of any organization.

Since the meeting has limited stated objectives, there will be accommodations only for those who meet the invitee criteria described above and alert the hosts of their plans to attend. In an effort to right-size the food order and room capacity, individuals planning to attend are asked to let Dr. Wayne N. Shelton (Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College) know of their plans by Friday, October 15, 2010. Dr. Shelton’s direct phone number is 518-262-6423 and his business email address is sheltow@mail.amc.edu. The RSVP to Dr. Shelton should not be interpreted to exclude anyone who might meet invitee criteria as described above, but is necessary for planning purposes.

Additionally, the hosts will invite two guests to attend the meeting and be present during the conversation and discussion.

Date:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Time:

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Complete buffet breakfast will be served, with RSVP to Dr. Shelton required.

Place:

Aqua 300
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
619-564-3333

Agenda:

  • Call to order at 7:30 AM, introductions
  • Election of a meeting presiding officer and recorder
  • Possible agenda items:
  • Discussion of the question: Should those who purport to train individual clinical ethics consultants using the ASBH educational core competencies as a guide establish an entity to accredit programs that purport to train clinical ethics consultation professionals?
  • Discussion of the question: What organization name should be used for the entity established to accredit programs that purport to train clinical ethics consultation professionals?
  • Other items that may be raised by attendees from the floor.

Guests:

John La Puma, MD, FACP
Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN
 


[1]Specifically, we would expect attendees from programs that meet following criteria:

  • Graduate students whose programs allow them to make the claim that they have the peer-accepted educational background and skills to serve as individual clinical ethics consultant professionals;
  • Is affiliated with an organization accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body for colleges or universities or affiliated with an institution that has training programs accredited by a review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME);
  • Use the ASBH Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation in teaching and evaluating students;
  • Award a certificate or diploma to students who successfully complete the prescribed course of study; and
  • State that students who are awarded a certificate or diploma from the program so described and who may wish to serve as individual clinical ethics consultants should be able to successfully pass a peer-developed and peer-recognized written examination which tests knowledge in the educational core competencies detailed in the ASBH Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation.
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