Dr. Paula Chidwick, Director Research & Corporate Ethics, William Osler Health System
Dr. Jill Oliver, Community Ethicist, William Osler Health System
Dr. Angel Petropanagos, Quality Improvement Ethicist, William Osler Health System
William Osler Health System (Osler) supports an Ethics Quality Improvement (EQI) framework for clinical and organizational ethics. EQI is a systematic and formal approach to identifying and addressing common and recurring ethics-related issues by utilizing quality improvement tools, including principles of change management and adaptive leadership. Osler’s ethicists have been trained to create, support, and spread EQI Projects (EQIPs) through Health Quality Ontario’s IDEAS Advance Learning Program. Through the development, implementation, and spread of our EQIPs we have identified a set of Quality Improvement tools and concepts that we have found particularly helpful in addressing ethical issues that recur in healthcare settings. These tools help to facilitate cultural, system-level change to improve the quality of care. In this presentation we describe various Quality Improvement tools and concepts and share how they were used in the development and spread of our EQIPs, such as the award-winning projects ChELO (Checklist to meet Ethical and Legal Obligations) www.cheloproject.ca and PoET (Prevention of Error Based Transfers) www.poetproject.ca.
This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. It will also be webcast live via Adobe Connect.