Theology and Philosophy

ACU Luminaries Series: With Professor Nancy Dubler (NYU)

Shaping Shared Solutions: A Workshop in Clinical Ethics Mediation

This workshop was hosted by the Plunkett Centre for Ethics (a joint centre of Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney) in November 2016.

Participants (which included healthcare practitioners, academic staff and researchers) developed techniques, and clarified principles, to guide sound solutions in end of life care.

Topics included:

  • The need for clinical ethics consultation.
  • The techniques of mediation.
  • How practice is informed by ethical principle.

Shaping Shared Solutions was presented by Professor Nancy Dubler (NYU), with Dr Peter Saul (Intensivist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle) and Professor Cameron Stewart (Legal Practitioner, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney) in Sydney, and Dr Natasha Michael (Palliative Care Physician, Cabrini Hospital) and Dr Bernadette Tobin (Director, Plunkett Centre for Ethics, Australian Catholic University) in Melbourne.

About Professor Nancy Dubler

Nancy Neveloff Dubler LL.B. is Consultant for Bioethics at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. She is Professor Emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and former director of the Division of Bioethics at Montefiore Medical Centre and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

She received her B.A. from Barnard College and her LL.B. from the Harvard Law School. She lectures extensively and is the author of numerous articles and books on end of life care, home care and long-term care, geriatrics, adolescent medicine, prison and jail health care, Clinical Ethics Consultation, Bioethics Mediation and AIDS.

Her most recent books are: Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, co-author, Carol Liebman (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011); The Ethics and Regulation of Research with Human Subjects, Coleman, Menikoff, Goldner and Dubler (Lexis/nexis, 2005; Supplement 2012); Ethics for Health Care Organizations: Theory, Case Studies, and Tools, with Jeffrey Blustein and Linda Farber Post (2002).

Professor Dubler consults often with Catholic hospitals and health care systems, with federal agencies as well as national working groups and bioethics centres in the United States.