(Advocates Collaborative Educational Series)

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John Banja, Professor The Center for Ethics Emory University

When: Monday, March 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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4 Core Principles of Patient Safety:  Vigilance, Mindfulness, Compliance & Humility  

Description:  This presentation will discuss a notion of ethical responsibility in patient safety that consists of maintaining vigilance, mindfulness, compliance and humility.  These principles will be represented and discussed as ethical alternatives to the four common principles in biomedical ethics, namely, autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice.  

About John Banja

John Banja is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a medical ethicist at the Center for Ethics at Emory University.  Dr. Banja received a doctorate degree in philosophy from Fordham University in New York and has taught and lectured on topics in medical ethics throughout the United States.  He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications and has delivered over 800 invited presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.  He currently serves as the Editor of the American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience, the leading scholarly journal in the field of neuroethics.  Dr. Banja has conducted research or educational projects with numerous federal and private organizations including the NIH, the American College of Surgeons, The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, The National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and the Georgia Hospital Association. He is a former board member of the Commission for Case Manager Certification as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  His research interests include topics in patient safety, neuroethics, artificial intelligence and ethical dilemmas occurring in clinical and translational research.  His most recent book, Patient Safety Ethics, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019.    

About ACES

MISSION: To create a national venue to welcome and engage patient advocates, regardless of background or training, to share knowledge, experience and resources to improve the effectiveness of all persons who serve others as patient advocates.   

ADVOCATES: Patient advocates have diverse backgrounds & experience.  

Independent Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education & training, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocacy services privately to individuals and groups.  

Institutional (Assigned) Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education or experience, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocate services that are employed/paid by an organization, insurer or health care provider.

Caregiver Advocates 

Individuals (patients, family members, friends or caregivers) who have become patient advocates as a result of their knowledge and personal experience as a caregiver that has accepted responsibility for advocating on behalf of a patient.

PROGRAM: A 1-hour meeting on Zoom.  Topics are selected in advance from participant suggestions.  Meeting begins with a brief 20-30  minute presentation by subject expert(s) followed by guided group discussion where participants share their experiences. Sessions close with a brief Question & Answer (Q&A) period.  Opportunity for participants to network & share information before and after session.  Polls/surveys will be utilized to elicit feedback on meetings, presenters, issues and future topics.