On Thursday, May 18, DePaul Community Resources hosted its second annual Leadership Conference, exploring the topic of Ethical Autonomy and Intervention. Michael Gillette led the full-day seminar and provided attendees with an opportunity to discuss ethical issues related to the health and well-being of our community.
Attendees spent the majority of the day reviewing and discussing case studies designed to highlight ethical autonomy and intervention, including: dignity of risk; paternalism (protecting other people); boundaries; and distributive justice as it relates to public safety and harm to others. Gillette encouraged attendees to attack the cases from all angles and play devil’s advocate in order to peel back the layers of each case and find the best way to help the hypothetical client. Gillette’s charismatic presentation kept conference attendees engaged and excited to learn.
“I enjoyed Mike’s approach because it is dynamic and thought-provoking,” said Renee Brown, DePaul VP of Child and Family Services, “He provided a framework to guide us through the process of reaching a decision in an ethical dilemma. This provided structure for the spirited discussions that we had and helped us speak a common language. I enjoyed myself and felt it was well spent day.”
Special thanks to our event sponsors, SunTrust Bank, Carilion Clinic, and ExtendedReach!