Spring Quarter Medical Ethics Conversation Coming Up!

Tuesday, May 17th – 6pm-8pm – Dougan 160

This quarter’s topic:  “Do No Harm: Navigating Cultural Differences”

Free and open to the public but please register at:



Join an interactive panel discussion with members of the West Pierce/Mary Bridge Ethics in a fascinating exploration how ethics and law enter into discussions regarding the proper medical treatment for a patient while navigating cultural divides.

Primum non nocere – first do no harm. Medical professionals are obligated to do no harm to patient, but as medical technologies advance and different cultures interact, the understanding of harm can change. What may be seen as a standard of Western medicine may be an unacceptable harm to the patient because of his/her culture and values. Join us as we discuss how we decide and define: What is harm? This forum will engage the audience in exploring challenging medical ethics situations with members of the MultiCare West Pierce/Mary Bridge Medical Ethics Committee and a UW Tacoma faculty ethicist.

Campus map and parking info: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/campus-map/campus-map

For more information please contact Jane Compson: jcompson@uw.edu