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2019 Centre for Clinical Ethics Annual Conference

Centre for Clinical Ethics

Friday, 22 November 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

2019 Centre for Clinical Ethics Annual Conference

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular (Early Bird)
Early Bird registration ends on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM. Includes meals and refreshments.
1 Nov 2019 $150.00 $0.00
CCE Affiliates (Early Bird)
CCE Affiliates: (Unity Health Toronto, Lakeridge Health, Scarborough Health Network, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, St. Joseph's Health System - Hamilton, Toronto Grace Health Centre, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care). Early Bird registration ends on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM. Includes meals and refreshments.
1 Nov 2019 $75.00 $0.00
Senior/Student (Early Bird)
Early Bird registration ends on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM. Includes meals and refreshments.
1 Nov 2019 $75.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Understanding and Responding to Bias in Healthcare

 

Patients deserve the same high quality of care regardless of their age, race, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics. However, data suggests that healthcare providers exhibit the same degree of bias as the general population. Even when receiving care from providers who are well-meaning and aware of how negative stereotypes affect patients, biases can unconsciously influence patients’ care, including the diagnoses and treatment recommendations they receive, the number of questions they are asked, and the number of tests ordered. Biases can also shape how providers interact with patients through their body language, eye contact, and physical proximity while having a conversation. In other words, characteristics that are not relevant to treating a patient can have a profound effect on their experience in the healthcare system. Similarly, bias can occur laterally between healthcare providers or between employers and healthcare providers, negatively impacting the work environment. The goal of the 26th annual Centre for Clinical Ethics conference is to have a conversation about the role of bias in healthcare and what can be done about it.

 


 

Presenters

  • Dr. Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin), Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Critical Thinking Program, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Latisha Cunningham, MSHROD, PHR, SHRM-CP, President and Principal Consultant, Leadership and Diversity Consulting
  • Leonard Benoit, Indigenous Patient Navigatoion Specialist, Family Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Serena Thompson, Patient viewpoint
  • Dr. Onye Nnorom, MDCM, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC, Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

 


 

Draft Program

 

8:00 a.m.                    

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

9:15 a.m.




The ethical imperative to think about thinking - diagnostics and metacognition
Dr. Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin)
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Critical Thinking Program, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax Nova Scotia

10:15 a.m.

Question and Answer Period

10:30 a.m.                                     

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.



Patterns of the Unconscious Mind
Latisha Cunningham, MSHROD, PHR, SHRM-CP
President and Principal Consultant, Leadership and Diversity Consulting, LLC

11:45 a.m.

Question and Answer Period

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.



Indigenous way of being meets Health Care
Leonard Benoit
Indigenous Patient Navigation Specialist, Family Health Program, St. Michael’s Hospital

1:45 p.m.

Question and Answer Period

2:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:15 p.m.



Title TBD
Serena Thompson
Patient viewpoint

3:00 p.m.

Question and Answer Period

3:15 p.m.





Title TBD
Onye Nnorom, MDCM, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC
Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

4:15 p.m.

Question and Answer Period

4:30 p.m.

Closing words

 


 

Presentation Abstracts

The ethical imperative to think about thining - diagnostics and metacognition - Pat Croskerry
Clinical reasoning is, arguably, the most important of a clinician's skills.  Good reasoning and decision-making create a better chance that the diagnosis will be correct and that appropriate treatment will follow.  Yet, the overall estimate of diagnostic failure across the board in medicine is put at about 10-15%.  This is not without consequence.  It is estimated that 4,000-8,000 preventable deaths occur annually in Canada in hospitalized patients alone due to diagnostic failure.  The number would be considerably higher if patients in emergency departments, outpatient clinics and other settings were considered.  One of the eight goals of the recent report of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, was that health care professional education and training in the diagnostic process should be enhanced.  Specifically, it was recommended that educators ensure that curricula and training programs across the career trajectory should address clinical reasoning performance in the diagnostic process.  The important question, then, is how do we improve clinical reasoning?  One of the explicit goals is to raise the level of awareness of cognitive bias in clinical reasoning as well as the means for dealing with it.

Patterns of the Unconscious Mind - Latisha Cunningham
Could something within us, that we are not aware of, result in serious outcomes for patients?  How does our own background and experiences interrelate with how we show up in the world?  These are a couple of questions that may cross the minds of many, including highly educated and successful people who all are susceptable to detrimental, "quick-minded" actions.  There are common tendencies of the unconscious mind which when acknowledged, can be challenged to positively influence our interactions.

Indigenous way of being meets Health Care - Leonard Benoit
The Indigenous Patient Navigator will discuss his role within the health care system in regards to First Nation Inuit Metis people when given a diagnosis of care. Through storytelling, he will explore some of the bias that Indigenous Patients face accessing the health care system.  Indigenous way of being collides with delivery of treatment when care giver bias become an obstacle.

 


 

Registration

 

Regular:
Early Bird: $150.00 / Regular: $300.00

CCE Affiliates**:
Early Bird: $75.00 / Regular: $150.00
**(Unity Health Toronto, Lakeridge Health, Scarborough Health Network, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, St. Joseph's Health System - Hamilton, Toronto Grace Health Centre, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care)

Senior/Students:
Early Bird: $75.00 / Regular: $150.00

 

To take advantage of the Early Bird rate please register by Friday, November 1, 2019. After this date the fees will increase as noted above. Registration ends Friday, November 15, 2019.

 

A webcasting option will be available upon request. For further information please contact Lynda Sullivan.

 

Questions about the conference? Please contact Lynda Sullivan by email at Lynda.Sullivan@unityhealth.to.

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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
209 Victoria Street
Room 240/241
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8
Canada

Friday, 22 November 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)


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Centre for Clinical Ethics

The CCE was established in 1982 to oversee the ethics needs of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Hospital. We enable members of the health care community to identify and resolve ethical issues which arise in the clinical setting.

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