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Cultural Preferences: A Look at Medicine, Scenarios and Discussions

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Apr
18
Thu
Apr 18, 2019
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
NMMC East Tower, Room 21
Tupelo, MS

Medical ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of medicine.

Registration Details

Registration Not Required

This event is free to the public. 

Description

Objectives:

  1. Discuss how religion, culture and ethnic customs influence how patients interact with health care.
  2. Discuss health beliefs/customs, including family involvement in decision making, religious/spiritual beliefs, dietary customs, appropriateness of eye contact and physical touch.

Presenter: Craig Moffatt, M.D.

Medical ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of medicine. Medical ethics is also the study of moral values as they apply to medicine. In some cases, moral values can be in conflict, and ethical dilemmas can result. These may be occasions when the values of the patient or family member are in conflict with the medical community.

The growth of medical knowledge and rapid expansion of medical technology have generated unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the delivery of health care. At the same time, these developments have created difficult moral issues for health professionals, patients, and families of patients. These moral issues in conflict occur because different concerns related to the rights and welfare of patients may suggest conflicting courses of action.

Medical Ethics Forum meetings are held each month to present many of these difficult moral issues and provide a forum for discussing. You are invited to attend each month’s medical ethics forum meeting, third Thursday (except when noted) starting at 7:30 a.m. in education room 21 in the East Education Center.

Contact

NMMC Education Department at 662-377-3826

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Thu, April 18 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM NMMC East Tower, Room 21

Location Details

  • NMMC East Tower, Room 21
    830 S. Gloster St.
    Tupelo, MS 38801