Advance Directives: Conversations Matter CE715 | 1.0 contact hour by Maureen Habel, RN, MA & Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
Healthcare professionals have an important role in helping patients and families to formulate advance directives. Despite intensive efforts, a majority of Americans don’t have an advance directive and face a life-threatening illness without a plan to guide their healthcare providers or relatives. End-of-life care experts advocate a major change in the approach to promoting advance directives, with a focus on ongoing dialogue between patients and healthcare providers.
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Bioethical Impact on Nursing and Healthcare July 24, 2014 by Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN
Twenty-five years ago, few nurses had heard the word bioethics. Now nurses drive ethical decision-making, serve on ethics committees, and author articles about ethics in major publications. How did bioethics become such an integral part of healthcare in the U.S.? This webinar will inform nurses about the history of bioethics in the United States, including the impact of bioethics on the evolution of nursing concepts.
Access, Quality and Advocacy in Healthcare by Sarah Vittone, RN, MSN, MA
Many ethicists believe that an individual’s access to basic healthcare is a characteristic of a civilized society. Many also believe this lack of access is the country’s foremost ethical issue. This webinar will discuss this issue as well as our ethical and professional obligations and responsibilities to improve access to quality healthcare.
The American Healthcare Workforce: Building and Sustaining for the Future by Rose O. Sherman, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, FAAN
As the baby boomer generation continues to age, more healthcare professionals will be needed to take care of this population. Will there be enough competent, compassionate people who not only enter the healthcare workforce but also remain in it to provide that care? This webinar will discuss how ensuring an ethical practice environment where clinicians can practice with integrity and are not subjected to morally distressing situations that cause burnout is necessary for that sustainability.