Release Date: Apr 2019
CC: PC, MK, ICS, PR
Ronald E. Domen, MD
Medical Director of Apheresis, Co-Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, Penn State-Hershey, Hershey, PA; Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Humanities, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Define and discuss the basic principles of ethics and professionalism.
- Recognize why a basic knowledge of ethics and professionalism is important.
- Discuss representative case scenarios to highlight ethics and professionalism issues in transfusion medicine.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Students
Despite the number and variety of ethical and professionalism issues that are encountered in pathology and laboratory medicine, education in this area is often minimal or nonexistent. This course is intended to instruct the learner as to what types of ethical and professional dilemmas might be encountered in the blood bank and transfusion service. Basic principles will be reviewed, and several case scenarios will be presented and discussed to highlight specific topics. The presentation will provide an educational and critical thinking infrastructure to help the learner recognize, approach, and address similar dilemmas that may arise in their work environments.