Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

March 07, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Everyday Ethics: Identifying the Impact of Ethical Decision-Making on the Delivery of Compassionate Clinical Care

Presented by: Ann Hannan, MT-BC in Riley ROC Auditorium


  1. Identify the four basic ethical principles for decision-making.
  2. Identify when and how these principles are utilized during the delivery of clinical interventions.
  3. Identify methods to transition from intuitive decision-making to intentional decision-making.
  4. Identify resources for coping with the outcomes of the ethical delivery of clinical interventions related to professional debriefing, self-care, professional collaboration, and personal/professional growth and development. 

**Please Note– Lunch will not be provided.  Food & drinks are not permitted in the ROC Auditorium.**

For questions and comments, please contact Annie Montz at or (317)962-1721. 

About the Lecture:

Ann Hannan, MT-BC, is a board certified music therapist and developed the first music therapy clinical program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health beginning in 2000. She has been the director of the Riley Cheer Guild and Music Therapy Programs since February 2016. With over 16 years of pediatric music therapy clinical expertise, Ann specialized in neonatal and infant intervention. She has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences on topics such as infant development and bonding, family-centered care practices, professional collaboration, clinical service triage methods, music therapy program development, music therapy advocacy, medical ethics, and professional self-care. Ann supervises the pediatric music therapy clinicians at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana and serves on various hospital-based committees with a special focus on enhancing the hospital experience for patients, their families, and the staff who care for them.  She completed her medical ethics fellowship in 2015 with the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.  Ann currently serves as an at-large member on the state board for the Spina Bifida Association of Indiana and as a national advisory board member for the Ukulele Kids Club organization.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at


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