Ethical issues are not uncommon in healthcare settings. They can arise in the form of systemic barriers to delivering healthcare, family disagreements amongst themselves or with the medical team, or scenarios that involve sensitive or complex medical decision making. Specific examples include how to approach a case when a patient lacks capacity or when the healthcare team is navigating end of life treatment and goals of care. Such ethical conflicts or uncertainties are challenging and can impact provider, patient, and family experience. This forum will educate participants about the resources available to address ethical dilemmas as they arise in the course of patient care. It will review risk factors that may predispose patients to ethical issues as well as discuss how integrating ethical considerations into regular practice can empower providers and patients, resulting in a better healthcare experience for everyone involved.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE: SOCIAL WORK & NURSING
University of MI Health System Professional Development & Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91). 1.0 nursing contact hours will be provided. Michigan Medicine Department of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider #MICEC 0056. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 ethics continuing education clock hours.