ELNEC Geriatric Module 6: Ethics and Goals of Care

ELNEC Geriatric Module 6: Ethics and Goals of Care 

Welcome to the 6th module of the ELNEC-Geriatric curriculum, Ethics and Goals of Care. It is rare that we do not witness at least one ethical dilemma a week because of a lack of goals of care, unknown decisional capacity, undertreatment of pain that promotes suffering, and so many other examples. Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in care provided to older adults and their families in palliative care. It is important for you to be aware of and have access to a wide variety of professional codes and standards that serve to facilitate resolution of ethical dilemmas. One of the most important and privileged roles you have is that you individually and collectively serve as advocates for older adults by fostering communication about healthcare decisions. This role of advocacy is vital, as older adults and their families depend on us to assist them in navigating a complex, confusing, and multi-layered healthcare system.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER6-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER6-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Examine basic ethical concepts.
Explain the purpose and methods to identify goals of care for older adults.
Discuss the purpose of advance directives and common types of advance directives.
Relate the role of advance directives to ethical dilemmas.
Illustrate the use of ethical decision-making in regard to goals of care and advance directives.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

A.About This Course

B.Learning Objectives

Section 2: Basic Ethical Concepts

A.Ethics, Morality, and Law

B.Ethics of Care and Caring

C.Ethical Principles

D.Ethical Dilemmas

E.Ethical Decision-Making

F.Review

G.Summary

Section 3: Goals of Care and Advance Directives

A.Meet Caroline

B.Goals of Care

C.The Role of the Healthcare Professional

D.Exploring Values

E.Outline Scenarios and Treatment Options

F.Selecting the Right Words

G.Advance Directives

H.Pitfalls of Advance Directives

I.Purposes of Advance Directives

J.Types of Advance Directives

K.Five Wishes®

L.POLST/MOLST

M.Advocacy

N.Understanding Decisional Capacity

O.Determining Decisional Capacity

P.Maximizing Capacity

Q.Surrogate Decision-Makers

R.Addressing Disagreements

S.Review

T.Summary

Section 4: Ethical Decision-Making

A.Ethical Dilemmas in Palliative Care

B.Ethical Dilemmas: Your Role

C.When Ethical Dilemmas Occur

D.Meet Mrs. Hanson

E.Step Two

F.The Four Box Method

G.Step Three

H.Step Four

I.Step Five

J.Review

K.Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A.Summary

B.Course Contributors

C.Resources

D.References

E.Congratulations!

Instructor: The National ELNEC Project - GER 2018

The ELNEC Project, which began in 2000, is a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC and the City of Hope, Duarte, CA. For more information about ELNEC, go to www.aacnnursing.org/ELNEC

The content for this course was created or revised by:

Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN is a national and international expert in geriatric palliative care and community-based health delivery and is the founder of Palliative Care Essentials. Dr. Long has been a registered nurse for over 40 years holding various staff, management, education, and consultant positions. She has numerous articles, book chapters, abstracts, and monographs related to end-of-life care, hospice, pain management, and palliative care for advanced dementia and has presented and provided program consultation in the US and throughout the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Latin America. Her research centers on outcome indicators in advanced dementia care and staff knowledge and attitudes relative to palliative care interventions. Dr. Long has been an ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer since the course's inception. Dr. Long is a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association; a Transcultural Nursing Scholar with the Transcultural Nursing Society; and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She holds a BSN from Marquette University, MS from the University of Michigan, and PhD from Arizona State University where she is adjunct faculty.

This course was reviewed by:

Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 40 years of experience in clinical oncology and palliative care nursing, staff development, education, program development, and administration. Ms. Malloy is currently the national Director and Co-Investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project and Special Advisor on Global Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in Washington, DC. She serves as faculty for all the national ELNEC courses and has presented ELNEC in 12 international countries. In addition, she has developed palliative care nursing leadership curricula, taught, and mentored current and future nursing and physician leaders throughout Eastern Europe, Kenya, and Asia. Ms. Malloy directed the California Endowment project for AACN on developing cultural competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. In addition, she collaborated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to develop the ELNEC-For Veterans curriculum, which was presented to over 500 nurses, representing every VA hospital across the nation. Ms. Malloy serves on the Board of Directors of Living Room International—which provides hospice/palliative care services in Kipkaren, Kenya. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society/Washington, DC Chapter and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF). Ms. Malloy is a Florence Wald Fellow, a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN), and the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She has written and had published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written chapters for various textbooks, and currently consults on three palliative care grants. She was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Disclosure: The National ELNEC Project - GER 2018 has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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