Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Engaging the Public in Prioritizing Interventions that Promote for Health

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 04, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Marion Danis, MD
Chief, Bioethics Consultation Service
Clinical Center
Head, Section on Ethics and Health Policy
Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Marion Danis attended medical school at the University of Chicago. She completed medical residency and a fellowship in toxicology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She subsequently was on the faculty of the Division of General Medicine at the University of North Carolina where she served in many roles. She directed the Medical Intensive Care Unit, began and directed a domestic violence intervention program, served on the faculty of the Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, began and chaired the hospital ethics committee, and ran the ethics consultation service. In 1997, she moved to the National Institutes of Health were she has been chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service and Head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Bioethics.

Dr. Danis has chaired the ethics committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, served on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and has been the president of the International Society on Priorities in Health. Recently she served on the WHO ethics panel to address the use of unproven therapies during the Ebola epidemic.

Dr. Danis's research has focused on patients' treatment preferences at the end of life and the effectiveness of advance directives in promoting their preferences. She has studied strategies for fair rationing of limited health care resources by involvement of the public and on promoting strategies to address the social determinants of health to reduce health disparities. She has also conducted a number of surveys of clinicians and clinical investigators exploring the ethical dilemmas they encounter and their assessment of ethics consultation. Her work has led to publication of over 100 journal articles and several books including Research Ethics Consultation: A Casebook; Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy and Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the important role of the social determinants of health
  2. Appreciate that constrained resources require prioritization of interventions aimed at addressing the social determinants of health
  3. Learn the value and feasibility of engaging the public in priority setting

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics

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