1804. Can the Ethics of Hand Hygiene Guide Us to Higher Compliance?
Session: Symposium: Hand Hygiene—Keeping Hands Clean
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 3:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 135 (Hall E)
Lauris C. Kaldjian, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Dr. Kaldjian is Director of the Program in Bioethics and Humanities, and Professor with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He received his B.S. and M.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.A. from Oxford University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in religious ethics from Yale University. He did his residency and fellowship training at Yale in internal medicine and infectious diseases. His research interests are in the areas of clinical ethics, physician-patient communication, and the role of philosophical and religious beliefs in clinical decision making. His projects have focused on goals of care and patients’ end of life treatment preferences, physician disclosure of medical errors, ethics education, and the integration of personal beliefs and professional ethics in clinical practice. From 2002-06 his research was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, and from 2008-10 his work was funded by the John Templeton Foundation. At the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Kaldjian practices general internal medicine, chairs the Ethical Issues Subcommittee, and serves as Medical Director for Clinical Ethics. In the College of Medicine, he directs the Healthcare Ethics, Law and Policy course for second-year medical students and co-directs the Humanities Distinction Track.

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