Clinical Ethics Resources


Resources for Moral Distress and Burnout

The pandemic is impacting the well-being and mental health of many health care workers.  The Colorado Health Ethics Resource has developed supportive resources.

COVID and Moral Distress was presented on January 14, 2021 by Jackie Glover, PhD, HEC-C, Rev. Anne Dondapati-Allen, MA, MDiv, PhD, and Karen Jones, MS, RNC, HEC-C.  Ethics Grand Rounds was moderated by Julie Swaney, MDiv. 

Marc Moss, MD presented on Burnout Syndrome in the ICU as the the Eric R. Schlechten Memorial Scholarship Lecture for the CU Department of Psychiatry on January 20, 2021. 

Playing Resilience: Theatrical Interventions Engaging Burnout & Secondary Traumatic Stress was presented by Tara Rynders, RN, MFA, BSN on January 22, 2021.  Rynders created an immersive theater performance and arts and play-based workshop series to implement arts-based solutions in response to burnout and stress. is a website dedicated to facilitating, supporting, and optimizing the healthcare ecosystem.  Co-founded by Drs. Wendy Dean and Simon Talbot.

General Resources

The Ethics Champion Programs at Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Health are compared and contrasted by Karen Jones, RNC, MS and Kristin Furfari, MD.

Advance Directives: Myths, Facts and Ethical Issues in the Time of COVID-19 moderated by Cari Levy, MD, PhD with panelists Jean Abbott, MD, MH, Peggy Budai, RN, CNS,
NP-C, Anisha Lucero, MSW and Christine LaRocca, MD. 
Download AD Resources document or Additional Q & A.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) webinar on COVID-19
Ethics with Dr. Diane Meier, Dr. Matthew Wynia, and
Registered Nurse Eileen Weber.   View webinar.

​American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 
Heathcare Ethics Committees Pearls and Pitfalls: Do's and Don'ts


Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Learning Modules:

University of Washington:

Information on Advance Care Planning from Colorado Care Planning

(making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself)​

Colorado Law HB 16-1101: Concerning Medical Decisions for Unrepresented Patients​

Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients Who Lack Capacity: Guidelines for Health Care Facilities in Colorado​.  Glover J, Abbott J, Bennett-Woods D. 2016.

Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum:
An organization that supports the Colorado health care ethics community through education, awareness, networking, and support. 

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