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January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Aljoya Thornton Place 
450 NE 100th St.
Seattle, WA 98125

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Washington Medical Case Management Association 

(425) 329-9456 

PO Box 98104, Seattle WA 98198



WMCMA Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Biomedical Ethical Dilemmas: a Framework"

 Presented by Carrol Alverez, MS, RN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatry - Harborview Medical Center

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Check-In 11:00 ~ Buffet Lunch 11:20 ~ Program 11:45
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125

Onsite rate (includes lunch and CE): $20 for members; $30 for non-members

*Members: Register early for the luncheon and save $5*


  Application has been made for pre-approval by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for  1.25 Ethics CE contact hour(s).


The presentation will include description, with clinical examples, of the biomedical principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice.  It will also include description, with clinical examples, of information gathering around the categories of medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual factors.  Two clinical examples will be presented for discussion and development of recommendations.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1.  Describe the four basic principles of biomedical ethics.
  2.  Describe the Jonsen and Winslade four box model for discussing clinical ethics dilemmas.
  3. Provide a brief overview of the 8 Principals of Practice and the 6 Rules of Conduct of the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct
  4. Using these tools, develop recommendations for clinical examples of ethical conundrums.


Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center, 31 years, now retired.  In this role, consulted to nurses on acute care, critical care, and psychiatric units about care of patients with behavioral dysregulation and psychiatric illnesses.  Provided formal and informal education about these topics.  Provided specialized therapies for individual patients. Worked with all staff members, individually and in groups, who experienced work-related traumatic events.

Ethics Consultant at Harborview Medical Center for 29 years.  In this role, provided consultation to patients, family members, and treatment providers of all disciplines, around biomedical ethical dilemmas.  Provided formal and informal education about biomedical ethics topics, including at national conferences. 



 Online registration is easier than ever!  You can register online whether you are paying by credit card or sending a check - just click on the "Register Now" button below.  You can also call the WMCMA office at (425) 329-9456 or email contactWMCMA@gmail.com to register and pay.  Reservations must be prepaid or guaranteed by check, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover.  Registration deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018Please help us by registering early so we have an accurate count for room space and lunches.  The cancellation deadline for this event is Monday, January 8, 2018. Questions? Contact us at rebekahb.wmcma@gmail.com or contactwmcma@gmail.com.