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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164701
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ETHICS IN NURSING CARE, ADDRESSING THE ISSUES FROM THE BEDSIDE
Author(s):
Delengowski, Anne; Burgis, Mia; Muldoon, Christine
Author Details:
Anne Delengowski, RN MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: anne.delengowski@mail.tju.edu; Mia Burgis, BSN; Christine Muldoon, BSN
Abstract:
Ethics in clinical care has been an ongoing challenge for staff nurses. With the increase in technology and life-sustaining therapy, these challenges have become more pronounced. Even more challenging has been the ability to educate and support the nurses at the bedside when ethical issues arise. To meet this challenge, a working group was established consisting of a staff nurse representative from each nursing unit in a major urban hospital. The nurses were challenge to become "nurse champions" for ethics on their respective units. The initial goals of the group were to educate the staff on the application of the ANA Code of Ethics and principles of ethics. The intent was that these members would bring the information back to the bedside by the use of bi-directional communication presenting. The group, established in October 2004, has met monthly. The initials goals were achieved by discussion and lectures by an interdisciplinary team including nurses and the chairman of the hospital ethics committee. Once the initial goals were accomplished, more sensitive issues were addressed, such as futility, truth telling, communicating bad news and research on nursing ethical dilemmas. In the past year, the group has matured with the staff now presenting ethical case studies and leading discussion on the ethical principles. The group intends on sponsoring a continuing education program in the fall, with members. The group assesses accomplishment of the goals from the previous year and topics for the upcoming year completes a yearly needs assessment. Ethical issues face nurses, especially in cancer care, on a daily basis. Lack of education and support compound the stress imposed by these issues. The ethic's nurse champions have found much common ground across life spans and specialties in reference to dealing with these stresses. Shared experiences and education have made an impact on their ability to deal with these challenges. With their experience with many ethical situations, the Oncology CNS, who leads the group, and oncology nurse champion, emerged as leaders and mentors of the group. This session will describe the planning, processes and development of the group.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleETHICS IN NURSING CARE, ADDRESSING THE ISSUES FROM THE BEDSIDEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelengowski, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurgis, Miaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuldoon, Christineen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Delengowski, RN MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: anne.delengowski@mail.tju.edu; Mia Burgis, BSN; Christine Muldoon, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164701-
dc.description.abstractEthics in clinical care has been an ongoing challenge for staff nurses. With the increase in technology and life-sustaining therapy, these challenges have become more pronounced. Even more challenging has been the ability to educate and support the nurses at the bedside when ethical issues arise. To meet this challenge, a working group was established consisting of a staff nurse representative from each nursing unit in a major urban hospital. The nurses were challenge to become "nurse champions" for ethics on their respective units. The initial goals of the group were to educate the staff on the application of the ANA Code of Ethics and principles of ethics. The intent was that these members would bring the information back to the bedside by the use of bi-directional communication presenting. The group, established in October 2004, has met monthly. The initials goals were achieved by discussion and lectures by an interdisciplinary team including nurses and the chairman of the hospital ethics committee. Once the initial goals were accomplished, more sensitive issues were addressed, such as futility, truth telling, communicating bad news and research on nursing ethical dilemmas. In the past year, the group has matured with the staff now presenting ethical case studies and leading discussion on the ethical principles. The group intends on sponsoring a continuing education program in the fall, with members. The group assesses accomplishment of the goals from the previous year and topics for the upcoming year completes a yearly needs assessment. Ethical issues face nurses, especially in cancer care, on a daily basis. Lack of education and support compound the stress imposed by these issues. The ethic's nurse champions have found much common ground across life spans and specialties in reference to dealing with these stresses. Shared experiences and education have made an impact on their ability to deal with these challenges. With their experience with many ethical situations, the Oncology CNS, who leads the group, and oncology nurse champion, emerged as leaders and mentors of the group. This session will describe the planning, processes and development of the group.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:25Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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