In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of ethics-related decision-making in our practices, we provide five thought-provoking examples. SRS members infrequently experience ethics-related issues in their practices and, understandably, have limited knowledge of how these issues should be handled. Members need guidelines to follow, and references to review, if/when they are confronted with various ethical issues involving them or their colleagues.
The presentations will include five 10-minute vignettes, each of which will be discussed by members of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee.
Sections of the SRS Standards of Professionalism that may apply to each vignette will be emphasized, as well as other pertinent references.
Spine surgeons (orthopaedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants
- Gain an understanding of ethical decision-making in several clinical issues encountered by spine deformity surgeons.
- Become familiar with the SRS Standards of Professionalism guidelines that may be helpful when he/she is faced with an ethics-related issue in the future.