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Ethics Journal Club

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Heuristics & Biases in Medical Decision Making and Implications for Consent Human decision making is plagued by various “cognitive biases” and heuristics that can lead to suboptimal decision making. This talk will outline some of these biases and give examples of how they can impact patients’ decision making in negative ways.

Wednesday, March 9, 2017 Noon—1 p.m. Lunch will be provided

Discussant: Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University

Location UC Irvine Medical Center 101 The City Drive South Building 55, room 212

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  Statement of Need: These Journal Club sessions are being held for UC Irvine and community physicians to provide greater awareness of the importance of using moral and ethical thinking in medical care.

Target Audience: All physicians and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients. Open to all faculty, staff and students.

Series Global Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Better communicate with patients and families, and listen more effectively. Better communicate with fellow clinicians in order to improve patient care and outcomes.

Faculty Disclosure/Course Directors/Planners: Since this session is an ethics article review, no conflicts for speakers or planners exist.

Accreditation Statement: UC Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: UC Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADA Statement: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Stefanie Yoshii at 714-456-6749 before the meeting date.




Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm