Embracing the Gray: Understanding and Celebrating Differences in Ethical Decision Making
In a world consumed by ethical strife, this session provides an advanced approach to applying ethics within the healthcare environment. Utilizing new evidence that moral decision making is driven equally by biological impulses and culturally instilled ideals, the session explores how ethical foundations influence values and the decision making process. The session will include an exercise allowing attendees to apply perspectives to ethical dilemmas.
Discuss how ethical frameworks are impacted by both biologically driven instincts and culturally instilled ideals.
Discuss specific ethical frameworks and explain their philosophical differences.
Explore specific ethical perspectives to ethical decision making, and theorize how these fictional examples might manifest in the workplace.
Bethany Fisackerly holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University. After internship, she worked clinically at Baptist Children’s Hospital (Miami, FL), and as a full-time faculty member at Columbia College (Columbia, SC), before returning to Gainesville, FL in early 2017 as an inpatient CCLS for the Immunocompromised Unit at UFHealth Shands Children’s Hospital. Bethany Fisackerly is an avid bookworm with a passion for education, who recognizes the need for strong ethical foundations at every professional stage of life. Within the ACLP, she has previously served with the Bulletin Editorial Committee; was an invited attendee for the 2016 Academic and Clinical Summit; and currently sits on the Practicum Task Force. When not at work, she enjoys painting, cheering on her Florida Gators, and dressing her cat, Rascal, up in all kinds of ridiculous attire.