Medical Ethics Advisor (Vol. 31, No. 9) - September 1, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for acute care physicians, chiefs of medicine, hospital administrators, nurse managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains.

Subjects

  • What ethicists say about new guidelines on ICU treatments
  • Why many terminally ill patients aren’t referred to hospice care
  • Ethics of restricted access to over-the-counter pain medications
  • Caregivers of heart failure patients with LVADs face many burdens
  • Ethical responses to nurses’ moral distress after palliative sedation
  • Study: Physicians are failing to discuss treatment risks with patients

Objectives

  • Discuss new developments in regulation and healthcare system approaches to bioethical issues applicable to specific healthcare systems;
  • Explain the implications for new developments in bioethics as it relates to all aspects of patient care and healthcare delivery in institutional settings;
  • Discuss the effect of bioethics on patients, their families, physicians, and society.

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Stacey Kusterbeck

Editors

Consulting Editor: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Consulting Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Contributing Editor Stacey Kusterbeck report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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