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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Title:  Access, Quality and Advocacy in Healthcare
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT)


Many ethicists believe that an individual's access to basic healthcare is a characteristic of a civilized society. Many also believe this lack of access is the country's foremost ethical issue. This webinar will discuss this issue, as well as our ethical and professional obligations and responsibilities to improve access to quality healthcare.

Registered Nurses: 1.0 contact hours


The goal of this webinar is review issues with access, quality, and advocacy in healthcare, and discuss how these impact individuals and populations.

Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following: 

1.  Identify limitations to access in their own clinical practice environment

2.  Identify quality limitations in their clinical practice environment

3.  Identify the role of advocacy in affecting areas and quality in their clinical practice environment



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Sarah B. Vittone is an assistant professor at Georgetown University and joined the School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2007. She has a MSN as a Pediatric Clinical Specilalist and a MA in Religious Studies (Clinical Ethics), both from the University of Virginia and is currently a doctoral student in Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Vittone's teaching interests are in pediatrics and clinical ethics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Nursing as well as in Health Studies. She is an Englhard Fellow. Ms. Vittone has 20+ years experience in clinical ethics consultation and since 2007 has been a consultant with the Ethics Consultation Serivce of the Pelligrino Center for Clinical Bieoethics at GUMC and MGUH. Her clinical ethics interest are in decision making and surrogacy, as well as issues at the interface of vulnerable populations and health systems. Since 2011, Ms. Vittone has worked in human protection and research ethics for the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award with Georgetown-Howard Universities-Veterans Administraiton and Medstar Health Research Institute as a Research Subject Advocate. Ms. Vittone has been a speaker at a number of national meetings on nursing, and ethics, including the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; and the National Teaching Institute, American Assocation Critical Care Nurses Annual Conference, and the National Press Foundation.




: Registered Nurses

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate: After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Jurisdictional Requirements: Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities: Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure: is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919.



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How to Register/Attend:
  1. Complete the Webinar Pre-Registration Form above. You will then receive an email from EventBrite confirming that you registered for this webcast.
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  5. If you are unable to attend the live session, please visit 2-3 days after the event to view the recording. You will still be able to earn CE credit after the live event.

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 must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


After listening to the webinar presentation either live or via the recording, and succesfully pass the test and complete the evaluation form to receive your contact hour. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.



  ACCREDITATION is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 13213).

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