Dr. F. Daniel Davis, director of bioethics at Geisinger Health System and formerly a senior advisor for bioethics and policy with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy, will deliver a free public lecture titled “Organizational Ethics in Healthcare: Thinking and Doing,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The event is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s.
Davis’s lecture will address the challenging ethical questions encountered by health care organizations, the moral terrain providers confront daily, and the lessons emerging from studies of organizational culture and change. He will also present an analysis of the practical challenges of bringing ethics to the forefront of organizational structures.
Davis came to Geisinger Health System in 2012 with 20-plus years of experience in theoretical and applied bioethics. A member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Davis served as an associate dean at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he also chaired the institutional review board for psychosocial and behavioral research and served on the hospital ethics committee. Before taking up his post at the NIH, he served as executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at 208-5900, ext. 5689.