Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care
Volume Seven, Number Eleven
Gerald Logue, MD and Stephen Wear, PhD
NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
Jack Freer, MD
Research Associates: Adrianne McEvoy
and Larry Torcello
Address: Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
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Telephone: 862-6563 FAX: 862-5649 or 862-8533
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Upcoming Center Meetings
The Center currently has three committees: Community Affairs,
Education and Research. All Center members are welcome to
participate in these committees.
October 30, 2000
WORKING WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS/ RECOGNIZING AND WORKING WITH
THE DUALLY DIAGNOSED: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND MENTAL ILLNESS.
Kathryn Regan Eskew, Hillbert College. Best Western-Batavia, NY.
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 60. Social Work Continuing Education
Department and The Institute for Addictions Studies and Training.
Rosemarie Goi at 645-6140. (
GO@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU) Web site:
November 3, 2000. Departmental Seminar The Global Burden of
Disease: Plagues, Pestilence and Public Health. Beth Moscato,
PhD, Research Assistant Professor, SUNY/Buffalo. 182 Farber.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Marcia Wopperer.
November 8, 2000 WNY Health Care Forum "Finding Solutions Through
Collaboration". Sam Donaldson, ABC News correspondent, Patricia
Schroeder, former congresswoman. Adam's Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY.
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $80 per person. Sponsored by The
Independent Health Foundation, UB School of Management, Bristol
Myers Squibb, Buffalo News. Carrie Meyer at 635-3947.
Presents a series of programs and discussions on
Patient Care at End-of-Life
September 2000 - May 2001
Feeling comfortable with allowing patients to die is antithetical to most
physicians and health care professionals. In dying patients, the ability
to cure becomes irrelevant; the ability to care is paramount. This series
on end-of-life care is designed for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses
and other health care professionals to provide an understanding of the
legal, ethical and cultural issues of caring for terminally ill patients,
and to provide strategies for coping with the tremendous psychological and
emotional stress brought on by caring for these patients and their
Following the program, participants should be able to:
- Describe situations in which advance directives, health care proxies
and living wills are legally binding and when they are not
- Identify psychosocial and cultural issues in end-of-life care
- Better communicate with severely ill and dying patients and their
- Provide pain and symptom management to terminally ill patients
- Better cope with occupational stress in oncology and palliative care
This series of programs will be presented from 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the
Gaylord Meeting Room on the first floor of the Research Studies Center,
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY.
Accreditation - CME, AAFP
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education
This continuing medical education activity meets the criteria for a
maximum of 1 credit hour in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition
Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim
only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in this activity.
This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to one hour of
Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
September 25, 2000
Legal Issues: How binding are Advance Directives, Health Care Proxies and
December 5, 2000
GENDERED IMMUNE SYSTEMS & THE ETHICS OF REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY
by Moira Howes, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of
Philosophy, 2 - 4pm 125 Biomedical Education Building (Lippshutz
room, Main St. Campus
- Camille Wicher, RN, JD, Council for Risk Management/Corporate
Compliance Officer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
- Stephen Wear, Ph.D.,Co-Director, Center for Clinical Ethics and
Humanities in Health Care, VA Medical Center, Buffalo, NY
October 23, 2000
Dealing With the Dysfunctional Family and End-of-Life Issues
Detailed information about the rest of the lectures in this
series will be sent to members separately.
- Michael Zevon, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Clinical Oncology, Roswell
Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
- Elizabeth Clark, JD, Hodgson, Russ Attorneys, Buffalo, NY
The Members Corner is designed to note research, presentations
and published articles and books by Center members. Please send
all such information to the newsletter editor so that the Center
can keep members informed about each other's activities.
Larry Torcello, and Stephen Wear; "The
Commercialization of Human Body Parts: A
Reappraisal from a Protestant
Perspective", Christian Bioethics;
Vol.6, No. 2 (2000), pp. 148-164.
Stephen Wear, James Bono, Gerald Logue,
and Adrianne McEvoy,; in Ethical Issues
in Health Care on the Frontiers of the
Twenty-First Century;Dordrecht, Holland:
Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2000.
UPCOMING ISSUES AND EVENTS
Steve Wear will assume the Editor's responsibilites and requests
that you send all news about upcoming events or other
announcements to him (email@example.com) as soon as
it becomes available, but before the last weekend of each month if
it is to be included in the next issue.