“12th World Conference, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics CYPRUS 21-23 /3/2017 BIOETHICS, MEDICAL ETHICS & HEALTH LAW”
Efpraxia (Evi ) Avlogiari Attorney-at-Law, MSc in Bioethics, PhDc Medical school in Bioethics Consultation and Mediation, Accredited Mediator & Mediator Trainer
Title: “BIOETHICS MEDIATION IN ΗEALTH CARE SETTINGS – An innovative approach to shaping shared solutions in ethics disputes”.
Bioethics Mediation combines the clinical substance and perspective of clinical ethics consultation with the tools of the mediation process, using the techniques of mediation and dispute resolution to help patients, families and healthcare providers enmeshed in conflict as they wrestle with decisions about life and death. Mediation has long been used to resolve disputes. In the hospital setting, where health care providers, faced with intense demands on their time, are called on to explain complex information and deliver bad news to physically and emotionally vulnerable patients and their families, and where large numbers of physicians, nurses and other providers interact with one another and with the patient, it is not surprising that communication breaks down and disputes arise. Bioethics Mediation training and services are now available for medical staff conflicts, difficult patient care decisions, employee disputes, medical malpractice claims and bioethics disputes.