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HMA Webinar
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
11:30am to 12:30pm
Vickie Kumorowski , JD. LLM, MJS, MDiv, DMin.
BIOETHICS MEDIATION:  A HEALING PROCESS FOR RESOLVING HEALTHCARE DISPUTES
1 KS CDRE Ethics Hour – Pending
1 KS CLE Ethics Hour – Pending

Once you register and pay, you will be sent the Zoom link the day before the webinar.  If you pay on the website, you will be using HMA’s PayPal account. You may also mail a check to HMA’s P.O. Box in the signature address.

(This webinar will not be video-taped to watch at a later date) You need 6 KS CDRE hours for your KS 2022 state approval including one Domestic Violence hour or one ethics hour.

BIOETHICS MEDIATION:  A HEALING PROCESS FOR RESOLVING HEALTHCARE DISPUTES

Presented by Victoria “Vickie” Kumorowski, JD, LLM, MJS, MDiv, DMin

The webinar will briefly highlight the history and the distinguishing characteristics of bioethics mediation.  It will describe the major and reoccurring issues that bioethics mediators are likely to encounter.   It will also reveal some of the barriers that have hindered the widespread adoption of the process in healthcare systems, and it will emphasize the important role that the use of bioethics mediation can play in promoting healing and in transforming the culture of the modern healthcare system.

This webinar will demonstrate that professional mediators who have developed a basic understanding of bioethics and of the American healthcare system are uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of ethical issues and conflicts among and between healthcare providers, patients, their surrogates and family members within hospitals, nursing homes, and other clinical settings.  It will show that most healthcare disputes (that are often characterized as ethical issues) actually stem from more common sources of conflict like breakdowns in communication, lack of empathy, highly charged emotions and value conflicts, and a perceived lack of respect (Bergman 2013).

BIO of Victoria M. “Vickie” Kumorowski

Vickie Kumorowski practiced law for fifteen years and served four years as a state trial court judge in Kansas, and she has always been a strong advocate for the use of mediation.  While serving on the bench, she used her vacations to attend the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada at Reno, and she wrote a thesis in which she explored some of the major legal, medical, and ethical issues raised by advances in our reproductive and genetic technology.  She developed a passion for studying bioethics and decided to change careers after she realized that advances in science and medical technology were forcing people to focus anew on the meaning of human life.

Throughout the years, Vickie has maintained her license to practice law in Kansas.  She recently retired from serving over thirteen years as the director of Spiritual Care and as a clinical ethicist for a regional healthcare system in Ohio, and moved back to Overland Park to be closer to her family.  She currently teaches Medical Ethics:  Decision-Making online for St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, and she continues to teach Biomedical Ethics, Legal Issues in Healthcare, and Global Issues and Values online for Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.   She is thrilled to be a member of the Heartland Mediators Association and is looking forward to getting to know more of its members.

HMA Member: $20
Non-HMA Member: $35
Full Time Student: $10

Future One Hour Webinars Scheduled for 2021: Wednesday: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Please let me know if you are interested in presenting a webinar. Thank you!

Future One Hour Webinars Scheduled for 2021: Wednesday: 11:30am to 12:30pm

  • March 5, 2021 Cognitive and Implicit Bias and the Risk of Errors in Logical Thinking – Dr. Philip Stahl
  • March 17, 2021 (St. Patrick’s Day) / Politics & How to have those Difficult Conversations – Tonya Ricklefs (CDRE)
  • April 21, 2021 / Corporate Dispute Resolution Programs How Fortune 500 Companies Handle Conflict in the Workplace (CLE & CDRE) Larry Rute
  • May 19, 2021 / Entering the Circle – Restorative Justice – John Errante (CDRE)
  • June 16, 2021/ Function & Goals of the ADR Council – ADR Council (CDRE)
  • July 21, 2021/ Interplay Between Ethical Requirements for Attorneys & Mediators – Melanie Worsley Worsley, J.D. & Lloyd Swartz, J.D. (KS CLE & CDRE)
  • August 18, 2021 / Step Families – Micki Armstrong – (CDRE)
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021 / Mediation Ethics Applied to Conciliation (CLE & CDRE) Aline Cole Barrett J.D.
  • December 15, 2021

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