Clinical Ethics Series

Clinical Ethics Series Lectures

The Clinical Ethics Series is an annual series of lectures or panel discussions co-sponsored by one or more units within CUMC School of Medicine, other Health Sciences Schools, or St. Joseph's Hospital. Most often the CES is co-sponsored with medical departments as part of their Grand Rounds to examine a particular ethical issue within that specialty. The audience is typically made up of physicians, students, other health care providers within the Creighton community and members of the general community.

For more information call or email Geri Jirele at 402.280.2017.

"Surrogate decision making - A challenge in clinical medicine"

October 28, 2015

Presenters: Dr. Nikhil Jagan, Chief Resident at the Department of Medicine at Creighton University; and Dr. Jos Welie, Professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University.


"Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment. An ethically sound decision making approach"

October 30, 2013

Presenters: Dr. Tammy Wichman (Department of Medicine / Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division) & Dr. Jos Welie (Center for Health Policy and Ethics)


"Healthcare Inequalities in the Elderly: Ethics and Quality Improvement"

November 14, 2012

Presenter: John Stone


"Ethics at the Intersection of Mental Illness and Physical Illness"

November 9, 2011

Presenter: Christy Rentmeester, PhD, Assistant Professor, CHPE


"No Place for Dying: Hospitals and the Ideology of Rescue"

November 17, 2010

Presenter: Helen Stanton Chapple


"Who Should Receive Life Support during a Public Health Emergency?"

November 18, 2009

Presenter: Richard L. O'Brien, MD, University Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics


"What Next? Ethics and Health Care Disparities"

November 19, 2008

Presenter: September Williams, MD, San Francisco Department of Public Health's Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Physician, Clinical Medical Ethicist & Filmmaker


"Eliminating Health Care Inequalities 2007: What Should Doctors Do?"

November 28, 2007

Presenter: John Stone, MD, PhD, Center for Health Policy & Ethics