Not for Profit/IDDD

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

NPID-2 - Ethics and Individual Choice

Tuesday, October 9
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

This highly interactive, case-based session will examine circumstances in which service providers and recipients of services disagree about the details of a service plan. We will discuss the appropriate role of autonomy and define its limits. We will consider case studies in which individuals should be permitted the dignity of risk, cases in which paternalistic intervention is justified, and situations in which autonomy may be limited in order to protect others from harm or offense. Topics will be relevant to all areas of service including ID/DD providers, assisted living staff, and those working in the skilled care environment.

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Michael A. Gillette, PhD

Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc.

Dr. Gillette attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate where he graduated magna-cum-laude with majors in philosophy and classical Greek and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He went to Brown University for his Masters and Ph.D. in Philosophy where he wrote a doctoral dissertation entitled “Paternalism in Psychiatric Medicine: A Philosophical Perspective”. Dr. Gillette has taught philosophy at several colleges and universities, received tenure at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, published several articles in the field of clinical ethics and has received numerous teaching awards. He is presently President of Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc., a medical ethics consulting business that works with a wide range of healthcare providers to support their ethics programs. Dr. Gillette also has experience in local government, serving on Lynchburg City Council from 2004-2016 and as Lynchburg's Mayor from 2012-2016, and has consulted with local governing bodies regarding public sector ethics. In addition to providing extensive policy and case consultation services to a variety of different organizations, Dr. Gillette is a dynamic speaker who presents to audiences around the country.


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