Clinical Ethics: A Pragmatic Approach

On-demand Webinar

As a patient nears the end of life, conflicts commonly arise when the family’s expectations exceed what is medically possible. Physicians may also experience moral distress when they recognize that aggressive treatment is no longer beneficial. Utilizing recognized ethical tenants, this session explores a structured framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas and provides suggested techniques for managing conflict and aligning end-of-life goals through effective communication. 

Intended Audience

Family physicians, family medicine residents, medical students, and life members


Fred VanAlstine, MD, MBAFred Van Alstine, MD, MBA
Lead Palliative Care Physician
Trinity Health
Muskegon, MI


This session, Clinical Ethics: A Pragmatic Approach, is approved for 1 Enduring AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 08/31/2022 to 08/31/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It also meets the State of Michigan's medical ethics training requirement for medical licensure.


  • MAFP Life, Active, Inactive, Resident Members: $50 (members must log in to receive the discounted rate)
  • MAFP Student, Transitional Members: Free (student membership is FREE)
  • Non-member: $75