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Virtual Conversations in Justice and Equity in Bioethics Part 1 of 3: Challenging Patient Encounters: Psychologically Informed Patient and Family Centered Care

What is the role of inequity in bioethics and how can psychologically informed care help? Join us as we delve into the issue of justice and equity from a bioethical perspective.

Activity Details

Start Date: September 24, 2020
End Date:  September 24, 2023


There is no fee for this activity, but to view the presentation and receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

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  • Marissa N. Coleman, PsyD
    Dr. Marissa Coleman is a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She also serves on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee at UVMMC and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.
  • Marlene Maron, PhD, ABPP
    Dr. Marlene Maron has served as a staff psychologist and department leader at UVMMC (formerly Medical Center Hospital of VT and Fletcher Allen Health Care).

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss a plan of care based on the psychological and emotional needs of patients.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
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  • Joy Degruy (2017). Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing.
    Resmaa Menakem. (2017). My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
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  • Combs, G. (2018). White Privilege: What's a Family Therapist To Do? Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 45(1), 61-75. Open access: https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12330
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Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
CME/CNE Office
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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