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Digital Seminar

Practical Ethics: Addressing the Real-Life Challenges Confronting Healthcare Professionals


Faculty:
Kathleen Kovarik
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 27, 2016
Product Code:
POS076820
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Ethics committees can help with the thorny dilemmas
  • Help patients & families as you develop new skills to take on ethical challenges
  • Apply a variety of ethical decision-making tools – take home’s to build your toolkit!
  • Explore legal outcomes in current cases & classic ethical cases
  • How would you respond to the MOST challenging workplace-related ethical issues?
  • Updates on ethical dilemmas arising from technological advances

Would you like to feel more comfortable when faced with ethical dilemmas in clinical situations, in your workplace, and in your everyday life? Would you like to help patients and families navigate the difficult seas of ethical decision-making with greater ease, or to make better decisions on workplace-related ethical issues that you personally encounter? This workshop will equip you with an Ethical Toolkit to use, whether guiding a patient/family in decisions about Advance Directives or making that heart-wrenching decision to discontinue mechanical ventilation for a loved one, or ensuring that your work environment upholds the highest ethical standards.

Past attendees have found learning from Kathleen Kovarik, PhD, RN, on these often challenging topics to be interesting, fun and engaging. Ride the wave of Kathleen’s passion for ethics, and enjoy the multi-faceted, interactive environment she creates that results in high-level learning. She will guide you deeper into understanding ethical decision-making and its practical application to the complex health-care situations that you face on a regular basis.

OUTLINE

What are Your Values?

  • Exploration of Foundational Beliefs/Values
  • Values Exercise
  • Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills

Health-Care Ethics

  • Human Medical Experimentation and Evolution of Ethics
  • Key Cases and Codes
    • Presidents Garfield and McKinley
    • Tuskegee Syphilis Study
    • Nuremburg Trials and Nuremburg Code
    • Declaration of Helsinki
    • The “God Committee” and Dialysis
  • Recent Application of Ethical Decisions in the U.S.

Ethics Committees

  • When is it Appropriate to Involve the Ethics Committee?
  • Seeking Consultation: How To’s
  • Understanding the Composition of Committees/Models

Ethical Foundations

  • Ethical Viewpoints and Stances
    • Deontology versus Teleology
    • Objectivism versus Relativism
  • Key Theories
    • Kantian Ethics
    • Natural Law
    • Utilitarianism
    • Rawlsian Ethics
    • Ethic of Care
    • Rights-Based Ethics
    • Communitarian Ethics

Ethical Principles

  • Autonomy
  • Beneficence
  • Non-maleficence
  • Veracity
  • Fidelity
  • Justice
  • Respect for Persons

Ethical Decision-Making: A Toolkit for Practice

  • Framing Ethical Questions and Problems
  • Decision-Making Formats and Tools
    • The Four-Quadrant Approach
    • Bennett-Woods Eight Step Model

The Most Controversial Cases

  • Classic, Precedent-Setting Cases
  • Current Ethical Dilemmas and Recent Cases
    1. Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs and ANDs
    2. Cases Involving Personhood Definitions
    3. Issues of Informed Consent
  • What are some of the Most Complex Cases You’ve Encountered?

Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas: Decision-Making Team Practice

  • A Dilemma of Limited Resources: Hurricane Katrina and Mercy Hospital

Exercising Ethical Leadership

  • Ethical Leadership in the Workplace
  • Keeping Current on Ethical Issues
  • Ethical Dilemmas on the Horizon: Advancing Technology
  • Recent Research: A Sampler
  • Educational Opportunities in
  • Health-Care Ethics

OBJECTIVES

  1. Determine scenarios that benefit from ethics committee involvement.
  2. Investigate ethical insights to clinical and workplace scenarios.
  3. Apply a variety of ethical decision-making tools to analyze complex patient/family dilemmas.
  4. Integrate knowledge from precedent-setting ethical cases into current decision-making.
  5. Critique current ethical cases utilizing sound ethical principles.
  6. Dissect potential ethical dilemmas arising from technological advances now and in the future.
  7. Incorporate a variety of “ethical tools” into a practical, usable, and easily accessible ethical toolkit.

 

 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Ethics

This self-study activity includes 6.0 hours of GENERAL ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.4 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.1 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Kathleen Kovarik Related seminars and products: 3

PhD, RN


Kathleen Kovarik, PhD, RN, is an experienced clinician and educator with 17 years of teaching and lecturing in a variety of settings (schools of nursing, regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats). Her clinical experiences have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center Regional Burn Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, WA, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, MT. Currently, Kathleen calls the Black Hills of South Dakota her home, where she serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City, is the director of Faces of Leadership (leadership training and consultation), teaches Applied Health-Care Ethics for Regis University in Denver, and team-teaches an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Course as clinical faculty for the University of South Dakota’s medical school.

Dr. Kovarik has pursued her love of ethics and has taught ethics content for many years in her faculty positions with Washington State University and South Dakota State University. Her work in a Level I Trauma Center/Burn Unit and in home care/parish nursing gives her a broad- spectrum viewpoint and rich experiences to share. She developed expertise in pain management and end-of-life care, and was selected to serve on the Board of the Washington-Alaska State Cancer Pain Initiative and to do a fellowship with the University of Colorado in pediatric pain management.

Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Kathleen Kovarik is the Executive Director for Faces of Leadership. She has an employment relationship with Regis University. Dr. Kovarik receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Kathleen Kovarik has no nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Target Audience

Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Professionals

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"Kathleen was exceptional! Keep her! I loved the way she integrated the case of Memorial Hospital throughout the lecture. This was very helpful. She is so knowledgeable and has a great presentation style. Thanks Pesi!"

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