Since the time of Florence Nightingale, nurses have faced the challenge of making ethical decisions during their daily practice. They follow a code of ethics developed by their peers to protect patients, set standards for the profession and contribute to public health and welfare.
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s Office of Clinical Practice and Professional Development presents the Trends in Nursing Practice 2013 Conference, Ethics in Healthcare: Making the Just Decision, to discuss ethical issues in healthcare and their impact on healthcare providers and the patients they serve.
After attending this conference participants will be able to:
· Define the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
· Identify and apply ethical decision-making processes in daily nursing practice
· Discuss best practices that affect patient and staff safety
· Discuss the challenges of a dilemma, i.e. identifying the most ethical decision even if it is not ideal
· Identify present and future ethical issues related to nursing practice
· Discuss appropriate strategies to ensure best ethical practices in healthcare
· Evaluate best practices based on science and innovation that may contribute to professional practice and positive patient outcomes
When & Where
University of Maryland Medical Center
Patrica Wilson, BSN, RN
Erica Bergstein, BS
Tia Milburn, BA
Julie Caprio, RN
Alicia Reynolds, Esquire
Stacey Trotman, BSN, RN
Caryn Zolotorow, MS, BSN, RNC-OB
Trends in Nursing Practice Conference 2013
Ethics in Healthcare: "Making the Just Decision"