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The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) is an interdisciplinary resource for faculty, students, healthcare providers and policy makers who are involved in bioethics education, research, and consultation in Lebanon and the region. Launched in April 2010, it is the first targeted initiative in the Arab World that seeks to educate, research, and champion issues related to professionalism, medical humanism and bioethics. Thus, the SHBPP aims at enhancing public awareness and understanding as well as scholarly work on contemporary issues related to bioethics, humanism and professionalism. It promotes and encourages the development of the requisite skills, attitudes, and behaviors among those who practice medicine on issues such as end of life care, medical economics, health administration, law and policy, and ethics and research in Lebanon and the Arab World. 
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Call for  papers for the first two books of their kind in the Arab World
 
 
* Narrative Matters: Doctors' Personal Stories with Patients
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* Narrative Matters: Nurses' Personal Stories with Patients
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Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research in the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program (SHARP) summer certificate program (June-July 2014)
After graduating its first class in the summer of 2013, the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program (SHARP) launched its summer certificate program for the second time on June 16, 2014.  One of the required courses in the program is the “Introduction to Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research” which is coordinated by Dr. Thalia Arawi, Founding Director of the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program at AUB-FM/MC. The course includes lectures given by Dr. Mona Naboulsi, Dr. Rami Mahfouz, Dr. Marry-Ellen Serridan and Ms. May Al-Kassar covering a wide array of aspects of research ethics such as the history of ethical principles, the development of research codes of conduct and ethical practices and includes various ethical issues. The work of the class of 2013 for the Research Ethics course project resulted in the production of a research participant’s guide on “Human Research”. The guide was printed (in English) by SHBPP and distributed to different research centers and healthcare institutions in the Arab region; an Arabic version will also be made available shortly.

SHARP opening session Dr. Arawi during her "Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research" course

SHBPP at the Fourth Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education (Paris, June 23-25, 2014)
Founding Director of SHBPP, Dr. Thalia Arawi, was invited to the Fourth Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education which was held in Paris, France from June 23-25, 2014. She presented a talk entitled “Graduating the Vitruvian Physician”.  A panel discussion about bioethics education followed.

Dr. Arawi during her talk at the Consortium Panel discussion

"Healing Arts": Physicians, Patients and Society 1 in the MainGate.
A review under the title of "Healing Arts" was published in the Spring 2014 issue of AUB's MainGate magazine on the new course "Physicians, Patients and Society 1"  that was given for the first time this year to med 1 students at AUBFM as part of the Impact Curriculum.

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 MainGate Article: "Healing Arts"

Residents: Healers in the Making”: talk by Founding Director of SHBPP to incoming Residents
Dr. Thalia Arawi, Founding Director of the SHBPP addressed new residents during the Residents Orientation session which took place on June 9, 2014 about the importance of being a healer as opposed to a skilled technician. Empathizing the philosophy of AUBMC with its emphasis on Patient Centered Care, she highlighted them the important role character and role modeling play in their own life and that of their patients.


Talk about the Medical Humanism Fund at International College, Ras Beirut
Dr. Thalia Arawi, Founding Director of the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program at AUBFM-MC, and Mrs. Wafa Khansa, Social Services Manager at AUBMC, were invited by Mr. Riad Chirazi to give a talk about the Humanism Fund on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the International College, Ras Beirut. The talk addressed the IB and 4th high school classes and explained to the students that the fund is dedicated to helping needy patients who present to the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and who cannot afford to pay for their treatment. According to Dr. Arawi, the purpose of the talk is to encourage students to get involved and come up with new ideas to raise funds such a humane cause.

Dr. Arawi at IC Ms. Wafa Khansa

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