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The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, in conjunction with the Kaye Woltman Endowed Visiting Lectureship at the IU School of Nursing, will be hosting a lecture discussing the use of medical improv, ethics in medical situations, and advanced communication skills for medical professionals on Wednesday August 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center Auditorium.

Visiting Scholar Katie L. Watson, J.D., assistant professor in the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine,  will be covering the following learning objectives:

1. Identify how medical humanities and applied arts can contribute to improving clinicians’ communication skills, particularly in the emotionally charged, high stakes situations often encountered in clinical practice.

2. Discuss the parallel between improv skills and skill necessary to resolve ethical conflicts.

3. Identify how medical improv could enhance clinicians’ skills in the realms of cognition, patient communication, and professional teamwork.

**Please Note– Lunch will not be provided. Food & Drinks are not permitted in the ROC Auditorium**

Free CME/CE credit offered for attendence at this lecture.

For questions please contact Amy Chamness at achamnes@iuhealth.org or (317)962-1721.

The Kaye Woltman Endowed Visiting Lectureship is made possible by a generous gift from the Woltman Family to the IU School of Nursing. This inaugural lectureship is part of an initiative to develop and implement best-practice models for enhanced healthcare provider communication with patients and their families at the end-of-life.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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