“Unexpected Revelations: When Children Are Not What Their Parents Anticipated” To Be
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 14, 2013, 07:42 PM EDT
Explored at a Biomedical Ethics Symposium at HackensackUMC
Issues of identity and diversity arising in parent-child relationships will be explored at the 17th Biomedical Ethics Symposium at HackensackUMC. Andrew Solomon, author of “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity,” will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include a panel discussion entitled “The Ethics of ‘Fixing’ Our Children.”
The purpose of the program is to provide physicians, healthcare professionals and members of the wider community with an overview of ethical issues that confront the parents of children with exceptional needs. In writing his book, Solomon interviewed more than 300 families of children with a diverse spectrum of cognitive, physical or psychological qualities that create parenting challenges. Symposium participants will explore the ethical issues that arise when children differ in a range of ways from their parents’ and society’s expectations.
HackensackUMC is an accredited sponsor of continuing medical education for physicians and is an approved provider of continuing nursing education. The symposium, scheduled for Thursday, October 17 from 4 to 7 p.m., is complimentary. Pre-registration is required by calling 551-996-4359 or emailing Lietys Novoa-Rodgers at Inovoa-rodgers@HackensackUMC.org.
For more information, visit HackensackUMC.org.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. It is the flagship hospital of the Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in 10 different areas – more than any other hospital in the nation, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 11 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 19 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org .