Pragmatic Clinical Ethics in Caring for Patients in the Borderland between Neurology and Psychiatry

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm Eastern time
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by:
Cynthia S. Kubu, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Neuropsychologists frequently encounter patients who fall in the borderland between psychiatry and neurology. These patients can present unique ethical challenges to the clinician. The goals of this course are to present an ethical framework to assist clinicians who work with these challenging patients and provide pragmatic tips, based on the sciences and the humanities, that have been successful in helping these patients. Finally, the course will touch on the larger ethical question of providing services to various patient groups in the context of limited resources.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

Discuss key ethical values in conflict when working with patients who present in the borderland between neurology and psychiatry.
Identify the basic components of the dorsal and ventral tiers and explain how they are related to the neurobiology of stress.
Describe the importance of narrative in working with patients.
Target Audience: Clinical neuropsychologists providing services to diverse adult patients

Instructional Level: Intermediate (basic knowledge of functional neuroanatomy)

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Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the live presentation.


Dr. Cynthia Kubu is a Staff Neuropsychologist in the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic. Her clinical and research interests include neuropsychological assessment in neurosurgical treatment for epilepsy, movement and psychiatric disorders; neuropsychiatry; acquired brain injury; dementia; and neuroethics.