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HEALTHCARE ETHICS CONSORTIUM

Clinical Ethics Seminar: The ethicist as an advocate— How else do we promote justice?

  • Thu, November 17, 2016
  • 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
  • Center for Ethics, Seminar Room (162), 1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University Campus

Clinical Ethics Seminar 

The ethicist as an advocate— How else do we promote justice?

William R. Sexson, MD, MAB

Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology, Emory University

Associate Dean for Clinical Services, Grady Health

Senior Advisor, Urban Health Initiative

4:00 to 5:00 PM

Center for Ethics, Seminar Room (162)

1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University Campus

RSVP Appreciated: HEC@emory.edu

Two separate brief presentations will be included, both of which were presented nationally at the recent ASBH meeting.  The first half of the seminar will be on  “Zika-Ethics:  The role of the ethicist as advocate in framing real world alternatives to politically imposed limitations on approaches to the damaged fetus.” In this presentation Dr. Sexson will discuss the likely political responses to the fetus, which is negatively impacted by Zika virus infection.  

In the second part of the seminar Dr. Sexson will present “The Urban Health Initiative’s “Hub” Concept as a Model for Social Justice Action Related to Community and Patient Wellness.” Here he will talk about an Emory and Atlanta specific model for addressing local social determinants of health. The talk will focus on how an “ethically engaged” individual can work collaboratively and productively across various political, academic and residential communities to advocate for and positively impact on factors that negatively impact individual and community health.

Flyer: Clinical Ethics Seminar (Sexson)


*The Center’s Clinical Ethics Seminars are held monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November and December, which will be the 3rd Thursday).*

Emory University Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322



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