Ethics in Health & Wellness
Ethics in Health & Wellness
Responding with an ethical focus
Increasing pressures on our health care systems create ethical considerations on how to respond to the medical, mental health, nutrition, and physical needs of the community. Through a strong foundation of principle-based ethics and ethical decision-making, health and wellness providers are able to offer services to better our lives and community.
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business offers students and the community opportunities to learn about Ethics in Health & Wellness by incorporating Ethics Fellow presentations and panelist events throughout the semester.
Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area
Are you a student interested in working with an Ethics Fellow? Learn more about the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB Ethics Ambassador Program.
Ethics in Health and Wellness
The School of Public Affairs Ethics Case Bank is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the UCCS College of Business. The ethics case bank is the work of a 2020-2021 student ethics ambassador, Kevin Dlugos. Within the School Of Public Affairs ethics case bank are a number of cases that explore the unethical practices of government, public, and nonprofit sector organizations and administrators and apply Daniels Fund Ethics Principles, including integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability in the evaluation of these practices.
The panelist discussion took place on February 4th, 2021, and featured medical experts from the Colorado Springs Ethics Advisory Committee.
In Colorado Springs, collaborations are developing to address the increasing pressures on our community and health care systems created by emerging issues. These cross-agency and/or cross-sector collaborations have revealed a need for education and robust conversations to address ethical considerations. Such discussions are essential in answering the question of “in light of who we are, how should we then act”. The virtual community panel integrated thought and values from diverse sectors to understand the ethical dilemmas existing in our community setting.
In Fall 2021 Paige Whitney attended The NEXUS Summit which is an international conference for healthcare students, educators, providers, policy makers, and more to work and learn from, with, and about eachother to drive the work that is being done to change practice, education, and health. The conference is put on by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.
While attending the conference Whitney presented her poster on "Ethics: A Catalyst to Interprofessional Education & Teamwork": Whitney NEXUS Poster