Clinical Ethics Immersion

The Clinical Ethics Immersion at the John J. Lynch MD, Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the original experiential and simulation-based education program designed for professionals who want to advance their practice in clinical ethics. The Immersion is an intensive 3 ½ day course for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals who want an in depth, hands-on experience.

The Center for Ethics is one of the oldest, elite clinical ethics programs in the country. Unlike many others, the Center’s philosophical bias is virtue, rather than being more heavily grounded in Enlightenment theory or a mediation approach. The Immersion helps participants better understand how clinicians, who must exercise sound, independent, ethical judgment, work together with clinical ethicists and members of their ethics committee to continually improve the care of their hospitalized patients.

Participants will have the opportunity to round with clinical ethicists in intensive care units, respond to case consultations as they naturally arise, simulate a family meeting, develop chart note skills, and discuss clinical ethics practice with program faculty as it occurs in various parts of the hospital. In addition, participants will be put through simulated ethics consultations in MedStar’s state-of- the-art Simulation Training Environment Laboratory.

The Immersion is hosted by staff of the John J. Lynch MD, Center for Ethics. For more information, contact Program Director Kahlia Kéita, at (202) 877-0248 or [email protected].


Fall Immersion Schedule

Registration Fees: *Payable in three (3) installments
Standard: $1,200
ASBH Member: $1,020 (15% discount) MedStar Health Associate: $960 (20% discount)

Clinical Ethics Immersion 2018 Dates

Spring Session: June 8 – June 11

Fall Session: November 2 - November 5


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