Interventional radiologists and those in training are often faced with challenging ethical dilemmas such as differentiating between palliative versus futile care or managing conflicts of interest. Applied Ethics in IR is a practical approach to navigating challenging situations. The resources below were created as part of this initiative and are short, evidence-based guides for training or quick reference during your workday.

Guides

  • Delivering bad news
  • Family meeting
  • Futility/Dealing with unnecessary/non-indicated procedure requests
  • Prognostication

Other Resources

Applied Ethics in IR is an initiative supported by SIR and SIO to instill an ethics consciousness in IR through forums at conferences, education, and research and to develop practical tools and guidelines for navigating the challenging situations faced by the specialty.

Our working group is comprised of faculty and trainees across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, please contact Michelle M. Shnayder at shnayder@med.umich.edu OR Eric J. Keller at ejkeller@stanford.edu.