The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) is an interdisciplinary resource for faculty, students, healthcare providers and policy makers who are involved in bioethics education, research, and consultation in Lebanon and the region. Launched in April 2010, it is the first targeted initiative in the Arab World that seeks to educate, research, and champion issues related to professionalism, medical humanism and bioethics. Thus, the SHBPP aims at enhancing public awareness and understanding as well as scholarly work on contemporary issues related to bioethics, humanism and professionalism. It promotes and encourages the development of the requisite skills, attitudes, and behaviors among those who practice medicine on issues such as end of life care, medical economics, health administration, law and policy, and ethics and research in Lebanon and the Arab World. Brochure
Call for papers for the first two books of their kind in the Arab World * Narrative Matters: Doctors' Personal Stories with PatientsCall for papers (in Arabic)* Narrative Matters: Nurses' Personal Stories with PatientsCall for papers (in Arabic)
Sixth Bioethics Rounds on the Ward (BROWnies) activity (February 3, 2017)The
sixth BROWnies activity took place on February 3, 2017 with attending
physicians, residents, nurses, 4th year medical students, Associate
Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Marianne Majdalani, as well as AUBMC
clinical bioethicist Dr. Thalia Arawi, and secretary of the Child
Protection Program at AUBMC Ms. Aida Habbal. The activity brought
forward several insightful discussions and recommendations all aiming
towards enhancing patient centered care.
First BEAM Event launched at AUBMCBioethics And the Media (BEAM) is a student lead initiative in collaboration
with the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program. BEAM’s main goal
is to integrate bioethics into the medical mindset in a fun and innovative
manner by screening movies containing diverse bioethics dilemmas and issues,
which are followed by a short panel discussion. These discussions involve specialists,
patients, and caregivers. The first BEAM event launched at AUBMC on January 23, 2017 with the movie screening of The Doctor, followed by a discussion with Dr. Faek Jamali and Dr. Thalia Arawi. This event was attended by medical students (1-4), residents, attending physicians and MCEC members and friends.BEAM-23jan2017poster.jpg
SHBPP Founding Director, Dr. Thalia Arawi, was invited to the Majlis Al Shura in Muscat Oman on behalf of the WHO to discuss the need to revise the Patient Safety Law in Oman. The meeting took place on January 18, 2017.
Moral Distress: Should I speak up?
The Lures of the Scalpel
Human Factors in Healthcare
To Tell the Truth: How Honesty About Adverse Outcomes Benefits Everyone
Child Protection 101: Making a Difference
Professional Integrity: Challenges and Consequences
Doing Well by Doing Right
Ethical Issues in Global Health Research
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) – A Way of Ensuring Patient Treatments they want and Don’t Get Treatments They Don’t Want at the End of Life?
How Bioethics Increases the Pleasure of Clinical Medicine
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