Resources 2016-12-14T18:46:52+00:00

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago offers the oldest and largest clinical ethics fellowship in the world. While most fellows are physicians, those interested in medical ethics from any perspective, including philosophy, theology, nursing, law, and the social sciences are also welcome. The MacLean Center, with more than 40 faculty members from many disciplines, provides an outstanding setting for training in clinical medical ethics.

Cleveland Clinic’s Fellowships

The Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics (CFAB) is a two-year, full-time program designed to train the next generation of leaders in the field of bioethics. Applications will be considered from professionals with terminal post-graduate degrees in medicine, philosophy, nursing, social work, religious studies, law, and other fields related to the practice of clinical and academic bioethics. Completed applications must be submitted by November 1 and the starting date for the fellowship is July 1 of each year.

Cleveland Clinic’s Fellowship in Transplant Ethics was established in 2013. Cleveland Clinic is an ideal environment for the study of ethics in transplantation, given its history of promoting advances in medicine and surgery, as well as its high volume of successful liver, kidney, intestinal, lung, bone marrow, and heart transplants.

Clinical Ethics Immersion Program

Cleveland Clinic’s Clinical Ethics Immersion Program is a rigorous immersion learning experience with a three-day preparatory intensive course. Program participants will learn classical methods of ethics consultation as well as new and emerging approaches in clinical ethics. The one-on-one immersion component of the course will be tailored to the individual participant’s learning needs, and will include a focused study of a specialty within clinical ethics. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the clinical setting on an ethics consultation service that conducts more than 500 consultations annually. They will do so under the guidance and expertise of the 12 dedicated Bioethics faculty of Cleveland Clinic.

Assessing Clinical Ethics Skills

The Assessing Clinical Ethics Skills (ACES) tool created by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics of the Loyola University of Chicago utilizes trained raters to evaluate the interpersonal skills of clinical ethics consultants during live and recorded ethics case simulations.  The ACES tool is used in two of our courses to evaluate the interpersonal skills of clinical ethics consultants during “live” ethics case simulations.  

The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics Bioethics & Health Policy graduate programs offers:

  • Ethics Consultation Simulation Seminar course that provides simulated ethics consultation, practice in communication and interaction skills, and provides constructive feedback.
  • In the Advanced Clinical Ethics Skills course, participants receive advanced simulation training and develop their ethics consultation portfolios for quality attestation.

 Program in Clinical Conflict Management

The Program in Clinical Conflict Management at the University of Pennsylvania provides conflict resolution training for clinical application. Professionals who complete these programs acquire valuable skills that prepare them to effectively manage conflicts caused by communication breakdowns, cultural differences, and disparate value systems. 

Center for Conflict Resolution

Some further resources about conflict resolution/mediation in health care provided by the Center for Conflict Resolution in Healthcare, LLC.