About FBN

The Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) is dedicated to the understanding and resolution of ethical and legal problems arising in health care and research in Florida's hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, managed care organizations and teaching institutions. The FBN can help with a variety of health care organization ethics education needs.

FBN Assistance

The FBN can assist you with an educational activity tailored to your institution’s particular needs.  These activities may include lectures for your staff or the community, workshops for your ethics committee, CME and CNE programs, and conferences.

Some of the more popular topics include:

  • Developing and Running a Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Taking Patient Rights Seriously:  The Value of a Comprehensive Patient’s Rights Program
  • Effective Clinical Committee Consultations: Avoiding the Common Mistakes
  • Reviving the Non-Functioning Ethics Committee
  • Advance Directives: Avoiding the Problems
  • Privacy and Confidentiality – Making Practical Sense of HIPAA
  • Using Social Worker Proxies for Medical Decisions
  • The Recurring Ethical Problems Surrounding Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Treatment
  • Effectively Addressing Gender and Ethnicity Issues in the Healthcare Setting
  • Medical Futility:  When Patients and Families insist on Medical Procedures that Do Not Work
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Lessons from the Schiavo Case

For assistance with conferences, workshops or presentations and for more information about possible topics, advice on developing an educational program, speaker availability and costs of educational activities please call or e-mail:

In South Florida, Ken Goodman at 305-243-5723 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In North Florida (Orlando and north), Ray Moseley at 352-258-6945 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Become a Member

Start enjoying the benefits of membership today!

Join FBN online and receive access to the newly revised "Guidelines for Ethics Committees" as well as the FBN Listserv.

Collaborate with and learn from colleagues around the state.

Members are also eligible for free or reduced tuition at important conferences.

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