CHEF 2018 Conference Schedule

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Day One:  7:45 am - 4:15 pm.  Lunch will be provided

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Bioethics and the Latinx Other



Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Religion Professor - Author - Scholar Activist

Iliff School of Theology 


Islamic Feminist Bioethics 



Ruaim Muaygil, MD

College of Medicine, King Saud University- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and St. Louis University Department of Health Care Ethics


Review of the Recent Literature: Bioethics and the Vulnerable



Megan Prescott, LCSW, NSW-C, BCC with Jean Abbott, MD

University of Colorado


Doing the MOST for our Patients: When Medical Orders and Directives are Blurred, Does it Matter?



Phil Fung, MD, PhD(c), Dan Handel, MD, Barbara Redmond, JD, Barbara Statland, MD



Is Medical Repatriation Really Deportation?



D. Patrick Maher, MD, FACS

Retired General Surgeon, Adjunct Faculty Regis University


Parental Rights and Medical Neglect



Deb Bennett-Woods, EdD

Regis University (professor Emerita)

Day Two:  7:45 am - 4:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided

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Beyond Race: Bioethics, Colonialism, and Native American Health



Jennifer McCurdy, RN, PhD(c)

Boulder Community Health


Panel on the End of Life Options Act


Constance Holden (moderator), RN, The Conversation Project in Boulder County

Valerie Lipetz, MD, Boulder Community Health; Cheryl Oliver, RN, navigator, Kaiser Permanente; Jenn Flaum, LCSW, Halcyon Hospice; Rick Davis, Chaplain, Hospice of the Valley; Deedee Caldwell, Chaplain, Porter and St Anthony Hospices

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Open Forum on Colorado’s new Physician Proxy Law



Jean Abbott, MD with D. Patrick Maher, MD, FACS

University of Colorado

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Addressing Global Climate Change: Spiritual Ecology as a Resource for Ethics



Jamie Beachy, PhD, Certified Educator (ACPE)

California State University Institute for Palliative Care


Hospice Ethics Consults – Addressing Moral Distress



Marcia Lattanzi Licht, LHD, MA, LPC with Al Canner, JD

Psychotherapist, Educator, Consultant


Hospice Ethics Consults – Addressing Moral Distress



Al Canner, JD with Marcia Lattanzi, MA

Retired Attorney, Community Hospice Leader


Healthcare: The Door to Freedom for Victims of Human Trafficking


Kimberly Williams, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator with Carl Middleton, DMin

CHI St. Luke's Health - Houston TX


Healthcare: The Door to Freedom for Victims of Human Trafficking



Carl Middleton, DMin, MDiv, MA, MRE with Kimberly Williams

CHI St. Luke's Health - Houston TX


Managing Reflexive Reactions to Challenging Patient Behavior



Megan Prescott, LCSW

University of Colorado


Waiting for a Miracle? Strategies for Engaging Patient and Family Beliefs



Heather Weidemann, MDiv, Certified Educator (ACPE)

University of Colorado


The Texture of the Ethics Committee:  Does it Represent the Community?



Gilbert Martinez, MBA-MHA

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango


Many thanks to our 2018 Conference Partners!