Ethical issues at the end of life are among the most stressful situations for bedside nurses. This session identifies typical end-of-life ethical issues in medical-surgical nursing practice, and treatment failures. Through the speaker’s own experience as an ethics committee consultant and ethics nursing professor, as well as her development of the CODE process, exploration for possible resolutions at the bedside, needed organizational supports, and external options for difficult-to-resolve situations are shared.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Identify typical end-of-life issues in medical-surgical nursing practice, such as lack of advance directives, or adherence to them, and treatment failures.
Critique possible resolutions at the bedside, needed organizational supports, and external options for difficult to resolve situations.
Apply use of acronym code for these crucial conversations.