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Posted on: Mar 17, 2014

Challenges to Providing Hemodialysis to the Undocumented Patient
Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

When: Wednesday May 7th, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Objectives: This medical ethics lecture will identify the three major pieces of legislation that have impacted the healthcare of undocumented patients; describe an “emergency medical condition” as defined by the federal government; list the indications for providing hemodialysis for most undocumented patients in the United States; and list the three major sources of healthcare funding for undocumented patients in the United States.

**Please Note – No CLE or Ethics credit is being offered for this event and lunch will NOT be provided. You may bring your lunch and eat during the presentation.**

About the Lecturer:
Brian Decker joined the nephrology faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007 after completing his nephrology fellowship. Dr. Decker’s primary clinical and research interests are the clinical pharmacology of medications and the clinical implementation of personalized medicine in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease. In addition, Dr. Decker is the Clinical Research Center Phase One principal investigator. In this capacity, he oversees the phase one drug studies that are conducted in the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Clinical Research Center. In his role as an educator, Dr. Decker provides seminars and conferences to clinicians at the intersection of internal medicine, nephrology and personalized medicine.

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 questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at or (317)962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at


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