Medical Ethics Advisor (Vol. 32, No. 5) - May 1, 2016

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

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

  • Is medical ethics education enough for today’s students?
  • Ethical responses if clinicians believe hospital discharge is unsafe
  • How timing of hospice affects family’s perception of end-of-life care
  • Surprising data on chaplain visits to ICU patients
  • Update on hospitals’ progress after IOM report on end-of-life care
  • Ethical concerns involving egg freezing to preserve fertility

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

Nurses

  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours

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.

Nurses

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Stacey Kusterbeck

Editors

Consulting Editor: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Nurse Reviewer: Susan Solverson, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Consulting Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Nurse Planner Susan Solverson, BSN, RN, CMSRN, 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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