1. Fairbanks Ethics Lecture- "Clinical, Ethical, & Policy Challenges of Optimal Care for Frail Elders" by Joann Lynn, MD, MA, MS

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    Presented by: Joann Lynn, MD, MA, MA Recorded on: Wednesday April 1st, 2015 Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium (Indianapolis, IN) **Please Note– This video is for informational purposes only and does NOT qualify for CE/CME credit.** Objectives: 1. Analyze the upcoming demographics and the reasons to develop a tailored care approach for frail elders. 2. Consider the importance of, and the components of, elder-driven care plans, including advance care plans. 3. Describe the relevant policy issues in the care of frail elderly patients. 4. Identify a set of action steps to reform our current system. About the Lecturer: Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, is Director of Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, which aims to ensure that frail elders can live meaningfully and comfortably at sustainable costs. The work includes implementing and measuring care plans, developing methods for counties and cities to monitor and manage frail elder care, coaching counties and cities, and developing support for caregivers. Dr. Lynn has been a tenured professor at Dartmouth and George Washington University, a staff member at CMS, the Bureau Chief for Cancer and Chronic Disease for Washington (DC), a researcher at RAND, and on IHI’s quality improvement faculty. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Hastings Institute, and an author of more than 280 peer-reviewed publications, 80 books and chapters, and a dozen amicus briefs and publications for public commissions. The Kaye Woltman Endowed Visiting Lectureship is made possible by a generous gift from the Woltman Family to the IU School of Nursing. This inaugural lectureship is part of an initiative to develop and implement best-practice models for enhanced healthcare provider communication with patients and their families at the end-of-life. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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    • Fairbanks Ethics Lecture- "Mindfully Optimizing Delivery of End-of-Life Care"

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      Title: Mindfully Optimizing Delivery of End-of-Life Care: Impact on Patients with Advanced-Stage Cancer, Family Caregivers, & Providers Speakers: Shelley A. Johns, PsyD, ABPP and Kathleen Beck-Coon, MD Recorded on: March 4th, 2015 (Indianapolis, IN) **Please note: This video is for informational purposes only and does not qualify for CE/CME Credit.** Objectives: 1. List three factors that contribute to delayed end-of-life conversations 2. Describe the negative consequences of advance care planning avoidance 3. Discuss how mindfulness practice can bring greater ease to end-of-life conversations. About the Lecturers: Dr. Shelley Johns is a board certified clinical health psychologist who has been caring for adults with cancer and their families since 1996. She joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and has a thriving clinical practice with the Palliative Care program at Eskenazi Health. She received a Young Investigator Award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (2012-2014), and is currently funded by a generous grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation to the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. Her program of research is focused on testing behavioral interventions to reduce symptom-related suffering among adults with cancer and improve outcomes in palliative care. Dr. Johns is a graduate of the Charles Warren Fairbanks Clinical Ethics Fellowship. Dr. Kathy Beck-Coon is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist and 1978 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. During her busy clinical practice, she began practicing mindfulness meditation and finds it enhances the capacity for peace, ease, and joy in all of life, no matter the circumstances. After years of training at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Dr. Beck-Coon has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Indianapolis hospitals for more than a decade and serves as director of Mindfulness at the Center. Her research interests include mindfulness-based interventions in cancer survivors, palliative care, and educational pedagogy; more specifically, she is interested in assessing how mindfulness-based modalities open healing for healthcare providers and those they serve. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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      • Careers in Bioethics: How to Teach Ethics – Views From Across Columbia

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        A panel of faculty members who teach ethics in Columbia's schools of Medicine, Law, Business, Journalism, Arts and Sciences, and Jewish and Union Theological Seminaries will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

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        • Fairbanks Ethics Lecture: "Fertility Preservation for Adolescents"

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          Presented by: Julia Taylor, MD Recorded on: Wednesday 2/4/15 **Please note- this video is for informational purposes only. It does not qualify for continuing education credit.** Objectives: 1. Identify the ethical concerns regarding fertility preservation for adolescents. 2. Examine the current literature related to the discussion of fertility preservation with adolescents. 3. Discuss ongoing need for empiric research to support delivery of reproductive health to adolescents with cancer. About the Lecturer: Dr. Julia Taylor is a Pediatrician who completed her medical education at the University of South Florida and her residency at the University of Virginia. She is currently a clinical and research fellow in Adolescent Medicine at IU School of Medicine. Building upon a longstanding interest in ethics and reproductive health, she is completing a M.A in Bioethics this spring is and is a graduate of the Charles Warren Fairbanks Clinical Ethics Fellowship. Her research focuses on adolescent decision-making and her current projects explore fertility preservation for adolescents with cancer. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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          • Fairbanks Ethics Lecture: "Smoking and Home Oxygen: Don’t Get Burned"

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            Presented by: Mary S. Baker, MD Recorded on: Wednesday 1/21/15, Indianapolis, IN **Please note: this video is for informational purposes only and does not qualify for Continuing Education Credit** Objectives: 1. Investigate the problem of patients smoking while on oxygen. 2. Discuss the complications of combustion injury. 3. Consider ethical implications involved in treating this patient population. About the Lecturer: Dr. Mary Baker is a third year Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow at the IU School of Medicine and is a graduate of the Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health. Her research combines the fields of pulmonary medicine and medical ethics to investigate the complicated nature of treating patients who smoke while using home oxygen therapy. When she is not in the hospital, she fights for social justice under the alias "Spider Babe." She enjoys cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats (especially this year) and spending time with her husband and two kids. Upon completion of her fellowship this June, Dr. Baker will be relocating to Virginia Beach, VA to work with Sentara Medical Group and will learn how to kite surf. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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            • Fairbanks Lecture: "Easing Suffering, Enhancing Wellbeing: A Program of Research Guided by Pediatric Palliative Care Principles"

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              Presented by: Visiting Scholar Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH Recorded on: Wednesday 12/3/14, Indianapolis, IN **Please note: this video is for informational purposes only and does not qualify for Continuing Education Credit** Objectives: 1. Describe pediatric palliative care principles underlying research in children with advanced cancer. 2. Describe a framework of family suffering and potential interventions to enhance wellbeing. 3. Identify outcomes of a pediatric palliative care research program and future directions About the Lecturer: Dr. Wolfe’s research is focused on easing suffering and promoting wellbeing in children with serious illness and their families. She co-directs an emerging pediatric palliative care research network, “Peppercorn.” Dr. Wolfe was the recipient of the 2013 American Cancer Society’s Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award and the 2014 AAHPM Award for Excellence in Scientific Research. Dr. Joanne Wolfe is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Director of Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She holds an MD degree (1990) from Harvard Medical School and an MPH (1998) from the Harvard School of Public Health. The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), the palliative care service which she directs, received a 2001 Citation of Honor from the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Awards program for its innovative approach to caring for children with life-threatening illness The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center is a collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific community of researchers and clinicians working to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. For more information please go to http://www.iupui.edu/~irespect/ The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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              • Fairbanks Ethics Lecture: "The Moral Imperative to Transform the Way Pain is Perceived, Judged and Treated"

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                Presented by: Visiting Scholar Myra Christopher, BA, LHD (hon.) Recorded on: Wednesday 11/5/14, Indianapolis, IN **Please Note– This video is for informational purposes only and does not qualify for Continuing Education Credit** Objectives: 1) Define the under-treatment of pain as an ethical reason and give justification for doing so. 2) Articulate key findings of the Institute of Medicine’s report Relieving Pain in America. 3) Distinguish a bio-psychosocial pain care approach from the current biomedical model. 4) Describe the challenges those living with chronic pain face accessing care they need. About the Lecturer: Ms. Christopher is the Kathleen M. Foley Chair in Pain and Palliative Care at the Center for Practical Bioethics. Prior to December 2011, Ms. Christopher was President and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics since its inception in 1984. From 1998-2003, Ms. Christopher served in the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation's National Program Office for Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of Life Care which was housed at the Center. She is currently the principal investigator on the Pain Action Initiative: A National Strategy (PAINS) and was a Pain Study Committee Member with the Institute of Medicine panel which released its report "Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research" in June 2011. She is currently a member of the NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and its National Pain Strategy Oversight Committee. She has received many awards for her work in bioethics, palliative care and chronic pain including the American Academy of Pain Medicine's Patient Advocacy Award, the American Academy of Pain Management's "Head Heart Award" and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine President’s Award. Ms. Christopher holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from University of Kansas – Missouri City and received an Honorary Doctorate from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago in December 2011. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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                • Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—And How We Can Fix It

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                  David Goldhill, former President of Universal Television Group, will discuss how he entered the healthcare policy debate with his 2009 Atlantic article and subsequent memoir, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—And How We Can Fix It (Knopf, 2013). This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

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                  • "The Future of Individualized Medicine: Aligning Patient and Provider Values" by Dr. Richard Sharp

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                    Dr. Richard Sharp, Director of the Biomedical Ethics Program at the Mayo Clinic, will discuss “The Future of Individualized Medicine: Aligning Patient and Provider Values” in November 2014 on the Davidson College campus. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics, co-sponsored by the Medical Humanities Program, and funded in part by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation in support of an ongoing Vann Center lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life.

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                    • Fairbanks Ethics Lecture "Opioid Written Behavioral Agreements: A Case for Abandonment"

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                      Presented by: Paul R. Helft, MD Recorded on: October 1st, 2014 [Indianapolis, IN] **Please note this video is for informational purposes only, and does not qualify for CE/CME Credit** Objectives: 1. Examine data regarding the efficacy of opioid written behavioral agreements on adherence. 2. Analyze opioid written behavioral agreements through the lens of legal contracts. 3. Debate the possible negative effects of opioid written behavioral agreements on the doctor-patient relationship. About the Lecturer: A native of Indianapolis, Dr. Helft completed his undergraduate degree in general studies in the humanities and his medical degree at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine, and fellowships in hematology/oncology and clinical medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, all at the University of Chicago. Dr. Helft joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001, where he is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. His clinical work is based in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. In 2004, he became the first director of the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. Dr. Helft is the author of more than 70 publications, dozens of abstracts, has served as a reviewer for 20 peer reviewed journals, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Supportive Oncology, Oncology, and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Additional information can be found at: www.fairbankscenter.org

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