Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

The New ICU: The Intensive Communication Unit

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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

Speaker & Info

Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Medicine Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

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

Dr. Angelo E. Volandes' research is focused on empirical and philosophical analyses of contemporary ethical issues in medicine. His interests include medical decision-making, video decision aids, health literacy, Alzheimer's disease, health inequalities, and theoretical frameworks for medical ethics. His research is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; the National Cancer Institute; the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; the National Institute on Aging; the Alzheimer’s Association; and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.

Dr. Volandes is faculty member in the General Medicine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his BA in philosophy from Harvard College, his medical degree form the Yale School of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Following medical school, Dr. Volandes completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed fellowships in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was named the Edmond J. Safra Faculty Fellow in 2004-5 at the Harvard University Center for Ethics.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will: 
  • Review the communication barriers in the doctor patient relationship
  • Explore how video decision aids can surmount communication barriers

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.

Host: Bioethics

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