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Ryan Nash, MD, MA
Dr. Nash has a strong background in ethics and palliative care, researching how medicine, moral philosophy and moral theology impact patients with advanced and serious illness. In addition to his leadership position in Bioethics, Dr. Nash is also the Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism and he has a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine with the OSU Wexner Medical Center.
As Director of the Center for Bioethics, Dr. Nash is responsible for providing leadership and administration for the Center and for ensuring state-of-the-art clinical care for patients, cutting-edge research and scholarship and quality programs for the education and training of healthcare professionals, including the establishment of a graduate and undergraduate curriculum in medical ethics and professionalism and a fellowship program in bioethics and professionalism at the Medical Center.
Dr. Nash comes to Ohio State from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, where he served as assistant professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. He is also currently an adjunct professor of Bioethics at Trinity Graduate School, Trinity International University.
Dr. Nash has demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout his career. He has held a number of ethics-related appointments, including:
- Director of Ethics Education, UAB School of Medicine
- Chair of Clinical Ethics, UAB Medicine
- Clinical Ethics Consultant and Committee Member, UAB University Hospital
He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Christian Bioethics. He has written two manuscripts and three books and has presented more than 50 scientific papers and invited lectures at national and international meetings.
Dr. Nash received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and his master's degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical School, a fellowship in palliative medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and was a fellow and visiting scholar at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Nash is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Nash has been repeatedly named to the “America’s Best Doctors” and “World’s Best Doctors” lists.
Presentation: Maintaining Mission and Morality in Rapidly Changing Medicine: The Search for Health and the Limits of Consensus
Advocates on behalf of “public health”, “outcomes based medicine”, and “patient safety” increasingly seek a universal definition of health and human good to be imposed through law and public policy. Such movements routinely seek to prohibit health care professionals from invoking a right of conscientious objection to refuse to participate in any legally available medical procedure. The result is a highly simplistic reduction of medical morality: “If the intervention is legal, then it is ethical; if it is ethical, then patients have a right to demand that all physicians provide it.”
This presentation reconsiders the right of clinicians to refuse to participate in any medical procedure with which they have significant moral objection. This presentation focuses on the holistic care of patients at the end-of-life, respecting the missions of those that care for patients and families.
- Explain why clinicians should not be forced to act against their morality.
- Recognize the unintended dangers of an increasingly systematized and outcome based healthcare.
- Discuss how to align their mission of care to practice of a system and in the context of particular patients and families.
***Presentation has been approved for CME, Counselors and Social Workers and meets the Ethics requirement for Social Workers.***
Regina Holliday is a DC-based patient rights arts advocate. Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death resulting from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began painting a mural entitled “73 cents." It depicts the Holliday family’s journey through the medical system.
Regina also paints on canvas at medical conferences throughout the US. She paints the concepts discussed and presents them through a patient’s view. She also began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery.” The Gallery consists of artists, medical providers, technicians and advocates who wear patient-centered care paintings on the backs of business suits. Regina is a 2011-2012 Fellow with TMIT: She will appear in the upcoming Safety Leaders/Discovery Chanel documentary: “Out of the Danger Zone” and is part of the creative team working on The Patient Speakers Portal.
Presentation: Pallets of Care
Regina focuses on the patient journey from primary care office, to triage, through hospitalizations and even into her hospice experience during her presentation. Throughout the presentation, she will interject elements of daily life, loves, laughs and tears into a clinical space.
- Discuss importance of patient and caregiver access to data for informed choice.
- Describe societal perceptions of palliative and hospice care.
- Identify solutions to improve access to palliative care and hospice care in a timely fashion.
Presentation has been approved for CME, Counselors and Social Workers.
Judi Lund Person has been the Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Leadership for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since July 2002. Prior to joining the team at NHPCO, she served for 22 years as the President and CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.
A recognized national leader in the field of hospice and end of life care, Lund Person works with local hospice providers and state hospice organizations on regulatory issues, compliance, data collection and strategic planning. Lund Person spearheaded the creation and launch of NHPCO’s Quality Partners, a national initiative designed to build organizational excellence and improve hospice and palliative care delivery and outcomes.
Lund Person lends her regulatory expertise as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, interfacing with payment policy, survey and certification and program integrity functions, among others. She also represents hospice and palliative care with other federal agencies and many national organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Pain Care Forum, the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care and the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition.
She graduated with honors with a BA degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hospice Regulatory Update
Hospices are experiencing major changes due to health care reform and intense regulatory scrutiny. Hospice payment reform, quality reporting, reductions in rates, additional data requirements, increased physician involvement and healthcare fraud are a part of this future. What is ahead? And why? And how can hospices prepare today for the coming changes so that care to patients and families is not affected? This “view from Washington” will provide a “not to be missed” summary of what is and what is ahead for hospice and palliative care providers.
- Discuss current state of affairs in Washington, DC, as it relates the hospice industry.
- Describe impact of the FY2014 Hospice Wage Index Rule.
**Session appropriate for Social Workers.