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Research & Scholarship

Bander Center faculty, fellows, staff, and student affiliates are committed to research and scholarship on medical business ethics. The following are highlights of recent projects.

  • Zahrli T. Rectifying Key Problems to Advance the Medical Professionalism Movement. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC). April 29, 2016: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zahrli T, Bendtsen K. Bound by Bias: Current Limits of Medical Professionalism. Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference. February 26, 2016: St. Louis, MO.
  • Zahrli T. APSA Local Chapter Initiative. American Physician Scientists’ Association 11th Annual Meeting. April 25, 2015: Chicago, IL.
  • Zahrli T. A Movement Towards Insincerity in Modern Medicine?. Second Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference. March 27, 2015: St. Louis, MO.
  • Zahrli T. Developing the Professional Decision-Making in Medicine (PDM) Measure. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC) Regional Meeting. April 28, 2016: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zahrli T, Dineen K. Practical Strategies for Improving Professional Decision-Making in Medicine. American Physician Scientists’ Association (APSA) 2016 Annual Meeting. April 16, 2016: Chicago, IL.
  • Zahrli T, Bach M, Dubois J, Dineen K. Virtue Ethics and Medical Professionalism: Something Lost in Translation. American Physician Scientists’ Association (APSA) 2015 Regional Meeting. October 24, 2015: St. Louis, MO.
  • Yandamuri T, Zahrli T. Interdisciplinary Support for the Shared Decision-Making Model. American Physician Scientists’ Association (APSA) 2015 Regional Meeting. October 24, 2015: St. Louis, MO.
  • Zahrli T, Antes A, DuBois J. Developing the Professional Decision-Making in Medicine (PDM) Measure. APSA Regional Meeting. November 15, 2014: Cleveland, OH.
  • Bakanas E, Zahrli T. Teaching Medical Business Ethics: An Introduction to the Bander Center’s Casebook. Medical Education. 2015; 17(8): 744-749.
  • Volpe R, Bakanas E, Dineen K, Dubois J, eds. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. St. Louis, MO: Saint Louis University; 2014.
  • Zahrli T, Bakanas E, Dineen K, Volpe R. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. Workshop presented at: Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare 2015 Annual Conference. May 9, 2015: Louisville, KY.
  • Zahrli T, Dineen K, Volpe R. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. Workshop presented at: 2015 Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation. May 21, 2015; New York, NY.
  • Dineen K. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: The Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. Panel presentation at: 2015 Annual Health law Professors Conference. June 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO.
  • Delphi Paper available: “Curricular Priorities for Business Ethics in Medical Practice and Research: Recommendations from Delphi Consensus Panels,” by DuBois, J.M.; Kraus, E.M.; Gursahani, K.; Mikulec, A.; and Bakanas, E.
  • Paper available on BMC Research Notes, “Establishing the Need and Identifying Goals for a Curriculum in Medical Business Ethics: A Survey of Students and Residents at Two Medical Centers in Missouri,” by Elena M. Kraus, Erin Bakanas, Kamal Gursahani, and James M. DuBois
  • Paper available on Academic Medicine: “A Humble Task: Restoring Virtue in an Age of Conflicted Interests,” by DuBois, James M. PhD, DSc; Kraus, Elena M.; Mikulec, Anthony A. MD, MBA; Cruz-Flores, Salvador MD, MPH; Bakanas, Erin MD, MA
  • AMA Virtual Mentor Special Issue on "Specialty Choice and Business Decisions in Medicine" was edited by two medical student affiliates of the Bander Center, Nathaniel Brown and Jeffrey Dueker. The issue explores how the business of medicine shapes medical student's decisions on specialty choice.
  • Conflicting Interests in Medicine: A Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Special Issue. With seed funding from the BF Charitable Foundation, Dr. DuBois edited a narrative symposium on conflicting interests in medicine. The symposium includes personal stories from 10 physicians on the impact of financial relationships to medical research or practice, with commentary articles from leading scholars. Three past Bander Fellows, Govind Nagaldinne, Anthony Mikulec, and Salvador Cruz, all contributed personal narratives. Elena Kraus co-authored a commentary article.
  • UPWARD Project. With seed funding from the BF Foundation and an NIH R21, Dr. DuBois, Elena Kraus, and others are studying 120 cases of wrongdoing in medical research and practice. The project will identify the environmental factors associated with wrongdoing, and will inform educational and prevention efforts.
  • Bander Essay Contest in Medical Business Ethics was co-sponsored by the Bander Center and AMA's Virtual Mentor until 2013. The first 2 prize winning essays include "Reforming the Carrot-and-stick of Health Care Payment Systems," by Amanda J. Redig, PhD, and "Ethics and Retail Clinics," by Thomas Heyne, M.St. 

 

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