March 9th: “The State of Clinical Ethics Consultation in the US: A Critical Review” with Dr Autumn Fiester

We are delighted to announce that Autumn Fiester, PhD, will be our guest at SSHM on March 9th and will be talking to SSHM Postgraduate students about “The State of Clinical Ethics Consultation in the US: A Critical Review.”  

When: Monday March 9th, 2 to 3 pm

Where: Room 3.1.1 East Wing, King’s Building

Dr Autumn Fiester

Dr Autumn Fiester

Dr Autumn Fiester is the Director of Education and faculty in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

In her talk Autumn will look at the current practice, contemporary debates, methodologies, ethical frameworks, and training of US ethics consultants and ethics committee. ​​

In addition, Dr Autumn Fiester is the Director of the Penn Clinical Ethics Mediation Program, which promotes clinical ethics mediation as a conflict-resolution method in both formal clinical ethics consultations and ethics conflicts at the bedside. Dr. Fiester is a consultant and mediator for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Ethics Service, and she conducts workshops in mediation around the country.

She has been a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities task force on clinical ethics consultation professionalization (Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Standing Committee), which has resulted in the production of this report in 2014. Dr Fiester is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Singapore CENTRES Project (Clinical Ethics Network, Training, Research and Support Initiative) aimed at developing the capacity of clinical ethics committees in Singapore.

For inquiries contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.1.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

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