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Young Physicians on the Frontline: Real-World Perspectives on Healthcare and Ethics During COVID and Beyond
27th Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

The 27th annual Flanigan Lecture is held in honor of the life and work of Sister Rosemary Flanigan, PhD. It also coincides with the celebration of her 95th birthday.

In July 2008, Sr. Rosemary and Flanigan Chair Dr. Tarris Rosell co-taught an introductory course in bioethics to the inaugural class of dual degree DO/MA in Bioethics students at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. This would be Sr. Rosemary’s last course of hundreds taught. For this year’s Flanigan event we have invited four of those students, now physician-ethicists of more than a decade, to reflect on practices of medicine and ethics “during COVID and beyond.”

• What has been learned as physician-ethicists during pandemic times?
• From your perspective, is the militaristic metaphor, “on the frontline,” apt or overdone these past 18 months of pandemic?
• What was learned in bioethics training that has been found helpful for healthcare vocation, during pandemic and over the past decade?
• What ethics issues have been encountered especially during the first decade of practice—and during 18 months of pandemic?
• What advice might be offered to those who are medical and bioethics educators?
• What hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares do young physicians have as they look beyond pandemic to perhaps many decades of service yet to come?

The session will begin with a brief presentation, “Triage Grief and Transformation, ” presented by Dr. Andi Chatburn.


Dr. Andi Chatburn, DO, MA, HEC-C, Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care, Providence Health, Spokane, WA
Dr. Erika Helgerson, DO, MA, Family Medicine, Osceola Medical Center, Osceola, WI
Dr. Sharlene Murphy, DO, MA, Family Medicine, Northwest Primary Care, Portland, OR
Dr. Michael Schick, DO, MA, MIH, FACEM, Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Aug 30, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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