Medical Ethics Advisor (Vol. 33, No. 1) - January 1, 2017

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Release date: January 2017

Valid through: January 2020

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

  • Better communication with family in ICU reduces intensity of end-of-life care
  • Patients report surprisingly persistent stigma about palliative care
  • Desperate patients turning to social media to obtain investigational drugs
  • Ethical worries in gene-altering research on human embryos
  • Teleconsent could boost enrollment of rural research participants
  • First batch of data on physicians’ financial ties with industry
  • ‘Smart’ pills are raising a multitude of ethical concerns

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.

Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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

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 Planner: Susan Solverson, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Ebook Design Specialist: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Consulting Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Nurse Planner Susan Solverson, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Ebook Design Specialist 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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