Community Education and Engagement
The Center’s vision that calls for ethical discourse and action to advance the health and dignity of all persons demands community engagement in meaningful ways.
The Center’s live and online resources – workshops, case studies, publications, webinars, and podcasts – engage citizen learners and other stakeholders in three ways.
Lectures, Symposia and Forums
Traditionally, the Center’s annual Flanigan Lecture and Berkley Symposium honor two gifted leaders – Sister Rosemary Flanigan, PhD, a passionate ethics educator, and Joan Berkley, a devoted advocate for advance care planning. The Center recently established the Christopher Forum to honor our founding Executive, Myra J. Christopher, for her groundbreaking work in “applied bioethics.” The Center’s Annual Event fundraiser also incorporates a significant ethics educational component.
Workshops and Custom Training
More intense and intimate learning experiences through educational workshops focus on building ethics competencies and skills for professionals and others when the need arises to speak for those unable to speak for themselves.
- Advance Care Planning training for Employees using their wellness benefits or for professionals and family members of those living in Long Term Care
- Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) training for providers in KS and MO communities involved in POLST programs.
- Customized workshops for Organizational Ethics Committee volunteers and clinicians.
- Medical ethics one-day workshops designed for health systems and professionals.