The Free Library of Philadelphia presents:
Ezekiel Emanuel | Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. The author of nine books on medical ethics and healthcare, Emanuel writes for the New York Times and previously served as a special advisor for health policy in the Obama administration. He is also the author of Brothers Emanuel , a memoir of his brothers—Ari, the real-life model for the bold character of Ari Gold on the hit series Entourage and Rahm, the outspoken mayor of Chicago—and the bond they shared in their paths to success. In his new book, Dr. Emanuel explains the American health care system, its resistance to reform, and the significance of the Affordable Care Act for the future.
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What is the relationship between mental illness and violence? When is a person with a mental illness a danger to self or the public? What are the professional responsibilities of behavioral healthcare practitioners in determining dangerousness and committing patients to treatment? In the wake of several national tragedies, these questions loom large; ethics, legal and clinical experts will address them in this workshop.
Continuing education credits will be available for clinical psychologists, social workers, and attorneys.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the clinical, ethical, and legal dimensions of assessing dangerousness for patients with mental illness.
2. Describe the ethical and legal dimensions of outpatient commitment.
3. Discuss the ethical challenges of balancing public safety and patient autonomy.
The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for Bioethics Boot Camp, a three-week workshop in bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, June 8-27, 2014. At Bioethics Boot Camp, students will be given an intensive introduction to bioethics and will be mentored in writing a publishable bioethics paper.
Eligible students are PhD students in philosophy, political theory, social sciences and law who have little or no prior experience in bioethics.
Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, in addition to travel expenses and living expenses. Participants are expected to develop a bioethics research topic at Boot Camp and continue working with a mentor on this topic afterwards, with the aim of publishing a bioethics paper within a year.
At Bioethics Boot Camp, students will:
To apply, please email a one-page statement of interest, a short writing sample (10-20 pages, on any topic), a CV, and an official or unofficial transcript to Megan McCusker at . Please also have one letter of recommendation emailed to Megan. Applications are due February 17, 2014.
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