The Ethics of Excellence (Repeated)

Saturday, April 23

2 - 5:30 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

About the Course

Excellence is a concept worth exploring. Where ethics provides the reflective process for evaluating situations and determining courses of action, excellence is the manifestation of those actions. This term is often used and it means different things to different people. Excellence is more than just quality of care. Excellence is a very way of being. This ideology delineates the important knowledge, competencies, values and beliefs incumbent on a professional in delivering health care to and being part of society. To help those caring for patients to gain a better understanding of this concept, this course will work to define excellence, distinguish it from ethics and professionalism, and review the basis for it as an essential attribute of professional life.

This session will enable participants to:
•Using available resources, define excellence and distinguish between excellence as an end goal and excellence as a way of being
•Describe how excellence contributes to the profession of dentistry
•Analyze and deconstruct cases that relate to personal and professional excellence
•Describe the basis for excellence as a distinct value of health care providers
•Apply a plan for evaluating excellence in practice
•Discuss excellence and compromise as introduced by virtue of a patient’s resources, capacity for health care decision-making, or the shortcomings of patients in a health care environment

Speaker

Frederick More, DDS, MS and Toni Roucka, RN, DDS, MA, FACD

Dr. Frederick More is the executive director and immediate past-president of the American Society for Dental Ethics and Professor Emeritus of Dentistry, at the New York University College of Dentistry. He came to NYU as an associate dean and later professor in epidemiology and health promotion. He developed curricula in ethics, professionalism and development of professional identity. He has spoken about professional responsibility for diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance and acceptance. Although he retired in 2017, he remains active as an IRB chairman and in advanced education for research principal investigators at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Conflict of Interest: None reported.

Dr. Toni Roucka is an alumna of UJC College of Dentistry and its associate dean for academic affairs. She maintains an active nursing license and received her M.A. in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a past president of the American Society for Dental Ethics and a board member of the Integritas Institute for Ethics at UIC. She is an active Fellow of the American College of Dentists and is currently the ASDE liaison to the ACD board.

Conflict of Interest: None reported.

Frederick More, DDS, MS and Toni Roucka, RN, DDS, MA, FACD
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