Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Health Care Ethics Discussed at DU
Duquesne University will host the first in a series of health care ethics forums Thursday. The forum will delve into three areas with a trio of speakers. Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Director of Physical Therapy Regis Turocy will give an overview of “Health Care Today and the Ethics of Clinical Practice.” That will be followed by “Ethical Decisions in Clinical Practice: Autonomy and Choice” by David J. Emrhein, Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education at York Hospital. The day will wrap up with Diane Redington who is the Administrator at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Clinic. She will discuss issues surrounding free care and providing services to those without health insurance. Duquesne University Athletic Training Department Chair Paula Turocy says ethics discussions have ebbed from many of our daily activities so it is even more important that health care providers, and future providers, gather in this type of forum. She says this will not just be a discussion of Catholic ethics but all types of ethical debates. Turocy says topics considered at future forums will be determined at a later date to allow for hot topics of the day to be added at the last possible moment.