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Exploring Ethics: 'Clinical Ethics in the COVID-19 Pandemic'

Jul 10, 2020 1:29:13 PM / by Brooke Kochanski


LIVE WEBINAR ON July 30, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new and difficult challenges for health care systems and professionals worldwide. Not least among these challenges are a variety of ethical issues in patient care. In this program, a panel of presenters will provide brief descriptions of several of those clinical ethical issues.

Dr. Karl Thomas will examine the difficult choices public and private health care systems confront in allocating limited resources among diagnostic, preventive, and treatment measures.

Dr. John Moskop will summarize the WFBH triage contingency plan created to decide who will and will not receive critical care resources in the event that a major surge ofcritically ill patients exceeds the system’s resource capacity.

Dr. Carl Grey will describe challenges in providing supportive and compassionate palliative care despite pandemic restrictions.

As session moderator, Mr. Gerardo Maradiaga will invite program participants to identify additional clinical ethics issues they have encountered.



  • Describe difficult choices in allocating resources among diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic measures in the current pandemic.
  • Explain the role of triage plans in distributing scarce medical resources in a severe pandemic.
  • Recognize challenges in providing effective palliative care despite pandemic restrictions.


  • John C Moskop, PhD
  • Gerardo R Maradiaga, Clinical Ethicist
  • Karl W Thomas, MD, FCCP, Professor


Physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, hospital chaplains/clergy, social workers, psychologists, counselors, allied health professionals and all others interested in emerging ethical issues in health care.



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North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program - Open for Fall 2020 Enrollment!

Jul 9, 2020 10:52:41 AM / by Brooke Kochanski


Three Webinars:
Each webinar to be one and a half day
Aug. 24– 25, Oct. 19 – 20, Dec. 2 – 3
Plus two clinical days to be scheduled

This course targets health care professionals who work with breastfeeding mothers, and offers necessary knowledge and skills for providing basic breastfeeding management and support. These skills focus on basic prenatal and postpartum counseling, and the management of common concerns and clinical problems.

The interactive training involves five days of didactic sessions, two days of clinical rotations and an independent study assignment. The clinical days will be scheduled to occur between the first two days and last 2 days of the program.

NOTE: Due to COVID pandemic, this event will be via live webinar only.

Registration is open - reserve your spot today!

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Join us for this upcoming live Webinar On September 25th

Jul 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski



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Social Determinants of Health Resources

Jul 1, 2020 9:51:15 AM / by Brooke Kochanski


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Masks Now Required in NC - Check Out this Mask Wearing Guidance

Jun 25, 2020 11:06:04 AM / by Brooke Kochanski


Scientific research shows that preventative measures such as hand washing and wearing cloth coverings over the nose and mouth are effective ways to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities by lowering risk of exposure to COVID-19.

That’s why yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper announced that coverings over their nose and mouth must be worn when people are in both indoor and outdoor public spaces. This step, in addition to encouraging people to stay six feet apart, wash hands, and stay home when ill, will help us

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Webinar COVID-19 Related Stress in Oral Health and Healthcare

Jun 24, 2020 4:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski


Webinar One (Live): COVID-19 Related Stress in Oral Health and Healthcare Professionals – Part 1

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just-in-time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.

Objective: Apply best practices to resume practice post COVID-19

Target Audience: Oral Health and Healthcare Professionals

Fee: $10. No refunds. Substitutes encouraged.

Register now: https://www.wakeahec.org/courses-and-events/63646

View all events: https://www.wakeahec.org/cedentistrycourses.htm

The link to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants.

For more information, contact:
Toni Chatman, MHA
(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Associate Director, Oral & Allied Health Education

All AHECs across North Carolina are collaborating to offer these events statewide.

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Join Us For New Drug Update 2020

Jun 23, 2020 1:24:41 PM / by Brooke Kochanski


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Be Kind to Your Mind - Pandemic Mental Health Resources

Jun 9, 2020 1:52:59 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Times like these can really take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Staying aware and coping with your health is very important during stressful times. Be kind to your mind, here are some tips and resources to cope with stress during COVID-19.

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Fall 2020 Programs Now Open for Registration

Jun 8, 2020 1:38:36 PM / by Brooke Kochanski


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Friendly Reminder - WEAR YOUR MASK!

Jun 5, 2020 10:46:45 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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NWAHECMaskPSAJust a friendly reminder that it is still very important to wear your mask! Protect yourself and those around you, especially as you venture out with lifted stay at home orders. #GotMask

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