Ethical Issues in Disaster Response for Nurses: Key Themes and Core Values

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149804
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethical Issues in Disaster Response for Nurses: Key Themes and Core Values
Abstract:
Ethical Issues in Disaster Response for Nurses: Key Themes and Core Values
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nogueras, Debbie, PhD, ARNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Nogueras Family Health Associates, Inc
Title:President
[Clinical session research presentation] This presentation seeks to address the rights and responsibilities as related to nursing practice, roles and expectations during a disaster. The ANA Code of Ethics (2001) Provision 8 stipulates "The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs." Section 8.2 states that responsibility to the public requires that nurses be knowledgeable and able to facilitate informed choice to the public during threats to health and safety. Key ethical issues include: duty to report (e.g. individual duty as a parent vs. a healthcare provider); responsibilities in rationing of limited health care resources and triage (e.g. removing a terminal patient from a ventilator to save another's life); and policy development for governing quarantine, nurses scope of practice and post-traumatic mental and physical health concerns.The learning strategies highlight ethical issues surrounding disasters and facilitates improved ethical reasoning/critical thinking and decision-making abilities while addressing the ANA Code of Ethics (Provision 8.2). The presentation will include case studies, current literature, links to relevant sites and policies, policy templates and related curricular instruments. Understanding disaster response in terms of ethical considerations, professional standards and moral distress are of special concern for nurses. These issues affect not only the provision of safe and effective nursing care but occupational health and public health in general. Nurse-driven policy and tools for fundamental decision-making will be vital to successful disaster management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEthical Issues in Disaster Response for Nurses: Key Themes and Core Valuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149804-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Ethical Issues in Disaster Response for Nurses: Key Themes and Core Values</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nogueras, Debbie, PhD, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Nogueras Family Health Associates, Inc</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">President</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nogfamhealth@bellsouth.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] This presentation seeks to address the rights and responsibilities as related to nursing practice, roles and expectations during a disaster. The ANA Code of Ethics (2001) Provision 8 stipulates "The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs." Section 8.2 states that responsibility to the public requires that nurses be knowledgeable and able to facilitate informed choice to the public during threats to health and safety. Key ethical issues include: duty to report (e.g. individual duty as a parent vs. a healthcare provider); responsibilities in rationing of limited health care resources and triage (e.g. removing a terminal patient from a ventilator to save another's life); and policy development for governing quarantine, nurses scope of practice and post-traumatic mental and physical health concerns.The learning strategies highlight ethical issues surrounding disasters and facilitates improved ethical reasoning/critical thinking and decision-making abilities while addressing the ANA Code of Ethics (Provision 8.2). The presentation will include case studies, current literature, links to relevant sites and policies, policy templates and related curricular instruments. Understanding disaster response in terms of ethical considerations, professional standards and moral distress are of special concern for nurses. These issues affect not only the provision of safe and effective nursing care but occupational health and public health in general. Nurse-driven policy and tools for fundamental decision-making will be vital to successful disaster management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:09:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:09:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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