About the Section on Bioethics
The Section on Bioethics was founded in 1988 and is dedicated to providing the general pediatrician and pediatric sub specialist with an understanding of the basic principles of bioethics and to help promote the importance of compassion, sensitivity, commitment, and high moral standards in the delivery of health care. In addition, the Section offers input to the AAP Board of Directors on bioethical issues and works with the AAP Committee on Bioethics to provide input to official Academy policy in this area.
Announcing the 8th Annual Pediatric Ethics Essay Contest
DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2013
The essay contest is open to all medical students, trainees, and pediatricians (including pediatric subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists). Those who are in residency or fellowship, or who have completed training within the last 5 years, are especially encouraged to submit entries. Individuals who currently serve on the AAP Committee on Bioethics or the AAP Section on Bioethics Executive Committee are not eligible to compete in the contest.
One $300 1st place award will be offered this year. Click here for more information on how to submit your essay. Previous winning essays can be found here.
William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence
2014 Award Call for Nominations: DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2013
Nominations are being sought for an award to recognize an individual or group significantly impacting public discussion of ethical issues in pediatric medicine. The award will be presented to a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) or another individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the field. We are particularly interested in essays about situations in which prevailing moral norms have shifted, where something that was once considered ethically appropriate or obligatory is now not thought to be so. Or where something once thought to be unacceptable is now widely accepted.
The award recipient will receive a plaque, an honorarium, and reimbursement for expenses to attend the Section on Bioethics program at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California October 11-14, 2014.
Please use the Nomination Form to submit your nomination. To be considered for the 2014 award, nominations and supporting materials must be received by June 30, 2013.
Bioethics Resident Curriculum: Case-Based Teaching Guides
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Bioethics and Committee on
Bioethics have together responded to the need for bioethics education in pediatric training programs. We have developed a case-based modular curriculum designed to function as a how-to resource for residency and fellowship training programs. These instructor guides are aimed at assisting pediatric faculty in helping trainees develop basic competencies in bioethics.
The full Bioethics Resident Curriculum is available for download here.
Individual curriculum modules are available for download here.
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