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BIG - Bioethics Interest Group/Ethics Grand Rounds


Ethics Grand Rounds (Bioethics Interest Group)

Co-organized by the HHS Clinical Ethics Committee and McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences.

Brynna Loppe, B.Sc, M.A.,

PhD Candidate (Philosophy) McMaster University


Recognizing administrative moral challenges: moral distress and moral experience in front-line health care administration.

This examination of the moral landscape that front-line health care administrators (like clinic receptionists and unit clerks) inhabit includes an overview of the nature of moral residue and elucidates how it is distinguished from related concepts like moral integrity, moral discomfort and moral dissonance. After exploring three of the most common categories of ethical challenges that face administrators (justice and fairness, recognition and acknowledgement, and privacy and confidentiality) this account considers some possible reasons to reject the assertion that what administrators feel shouldn't be considered moral distress.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12:00 - 1:00 PM
McMaster University Medical Centre 4E20

Video Conferencing

At Hamilton General Noonan Conference Room, St. Peter’s VC Studio (next to classroom B)

Juravinski Boardroom (E-1-11 Meeting Room), &

St Joseph’s Charlton Campus Healthcare Library

All Hamilton Health Sciences & Mcmaster staff, physicians, students and faculty are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact:

Dr. Andrea Frolic, Clinical & Organizational Ethicist, Hamilton Health Sciences, Ext. 73446        
Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, McMaster University, Ext. 22987

Ethics Grand Rounds are archived on the Ethics page on the Hamilton Health Sciences Intranet  and                                                                                      McMaster University Internet at: //


Some Previous BIG Presentations are available on the Presentations and Seminar Page




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