Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A., studies the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, especially the perspectives of patients and the public. Results from projects using the CHAT (Choosing Healthplans All Together) allocation game have been published and presented in national and international venues. CHAT won the 2003 Paul Ellwood Award and Dr. Goold is listed in the Foundation for Accountability's database of Innovators and Visionaries. Dr.
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CBSSM offers a variety of resources and tools that have broad applicability.
Please consider attending one of our working group meetings. These meetings provide a forum for project focused discussions and interdisciplinary collaborations. Presenters can receive feedback on a range of issues, from project inception and grant applications to manuscript drafts.
- The Program in Health Communication and Decision-Making (PIHCD) Working Group explores topics related to understanding and improving patient decision-making about medical issues.
- The Bioethics Working Group (BWG) is a bioethics-focused “lab meeting” with an aim to promote an intellectual community of bioethics scholars at U-M.
As part of our ongoing research efforts, CBSSM investigators often create methodological tools that have broad applicability beyond the specific research projects for which they were developed. We are pleased to make these tools available to all researchers and non-profit organizations, subject only to appropriate attribution in work products (materials and/or manuscripts).Please explore the following tools:
We are pleased to announce that Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., has been appointed director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.
CBSSM is one of the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through application of social science and bioethics methods to health research, education and public outreach. The center also serves as the home of the Program in Clinical Ethics.
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CBSSM co-director Raymond De Vries was the keynote speaker at The Sixth Annual Terri Murtland Lecture and Scholarship in Midwifery. His talk was entitled, “What is a good birth? How do we know?”. You can read more at the UM School of Nursing website.
A major theme of CBSSM involves using techniques from basic and applied research to determine the best practices for communicating health information to patients and the public more generally. This special interest group explores topics related to understanding and improving patient and public decision making about medical issues.
Research that falls within this programmatic area includes topics such as:
- Risk communication and perception
- Health communication and education
- Development and testing of decision aids/patient education materials
- Visualization and contextualization of health data
- Communication of genomic information to patients and providers
- Numeracy and literacy
- Utility and survey methods
- Patient decision making
- Patient-physician communication
A number of CBSSM faculty spoke at the recent Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Neonatal and Pediatric Ethics on November 13-14 in Ann Arbor
- Welcome and Opening & Closing Remarks: Lauren B. Smith, MD, Chair, MSMS Committee on Bioethics
- “What’s New at the Margin of Viability?” Naomi Laventhal, MD, MA, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital
- “Elective Operations in Children” Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA, Clinical Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery; Co-Chair, Pediatric & Adult Ethics Committees; and Co-Director, Clinical Ethics Program, CBSSM
- “Harms of Newborn Screening: Fact or Fiction?” Beth A. Tarini, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
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Michael D. Fetters, MD, MPH, MA, Associate Professor, was co-presenter at the 38th annual North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) meeting, November 13-17, 2010, in Seattle, WA.
This special interest group is led by Dr. Raymond De Vries, a Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sociology at the University of Michigan, and Professor at Academie Verloskunde Maastricht, Zuyd University and Maastricht University/CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care. This group examines the social and cultural aspects of health, disease and healing, with an explicit focus on how bioethical issues are defined, discussed, and resolved. Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the topics explored include:
- Social and cultural aspects of disease and illness
- Social organization of medical care
- Medical and premedical education
- Childbirth and reproductive technologies
- Women in medicine and health care
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Cultural and social dimensions of bioethics
- Faith, healing and medicine
- Integrity in medical research
- Globalization of bioethics
Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program. Wendy Uhlmann is a Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Genetic Alliance and as NSGC’s liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.
We are delighted to officially announce that Raymond De Vries will be joining Angie as the new Co-Director of the Center. Ray has been an active faculty member of CBSSM for several years. He is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sociology, as well as a visiting Professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He is particularly interested in the regulation of science; clinical trials of genetic therapies and deep brain stimulation; international research ethics; and the social, ethical, and policy issues associated with maternity care.
Scott Kim recently stepped down from the Co-Directorship of CBSSM to take on a new position as Senior Investigator in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He continues to assist with various CBSSM-related research projects.