“Hot Topics in Medical Ethics for 2019”

Presented by:

Janine Siegel, PhD, C-HCEC, Bereavement Manager, VITAS Healthcare

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the terms: ethics and bioethics.
  2. Distinguish between ethics, morality, and legal obligations.
  3. Define ethical conflict.
  4. Identify and understand the primary bioethical principles.
  5. Identify and discuss at least four ethical issues that are trending in healthcare settings for 2019:
  6. Ethics committees and ethics consults. b.  Vulnerable populations and ethics
  7. Psychiatric and neurological issues in ethics. d. Aid in dying.   e.  Moral distress .
  8. Diversity. g.  Gun violence.   h.  Clinical ethics and technology.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15522, for 1.0 contact hour. CCMC CE for 1.0 contact hour pending. 


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