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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182323
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Ethics Forum: A Voice for the Bedside Clinician
Author(s):
Ritz, Jayne
Author Details:
Jayne Ritz, RN, BSN, OCN, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: jritz@lifespan.org
Abstract:
Increasing patient complexity, as well as proliferation of medical advances bring ethical issues to the bedside with increasing frequency. As leaders of the interdisciplinary team, Registered Nurses advocate for patients in end of life care, pain management, resuscitation and advanced directives. Nurses promote patient advocacy while questioning the patients quality of life and personal feelings of futility. Nurse perceptions of ethical competence are variable based on formal or continuing education. A nurse ethics forum strengthens ethical competencies for bedside clinicians while incorporating ANA's Code of Ethics into daily practice. The Ethics Forum provides opportunity for front line clinicians, Registered Nurses, to develop skills utilizing an Ethics Analysis Model, thereby fostering dialogue within the health care team. Goals for the Forum include education, skill building and ethical competency. The Forum further enables nurses to make meaningful contributions to the interdisciplinary health care team. Incorporating a nurse driven ethics forum into the care delivery model allows Registered Nurses opportunity to develop ethical competencies, participate in peer review and integrate ethical principles into daily practice thereby providing voice for the bedside clinician. Primary methods used to develop competencies include case study and reflection. Nurses present ethical cases to an interdisciplinary audience. Presentations are based on actual incidents using an ethical principal framework. The case is discussed; recommendations for future practice are made and reported to the Hospital Ethics Committee. These forums provide opportunity for caregivers to voice concerns and frustrations in the evolving health care environment while encouraging collaboration among care giving disciplines. Reference: ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, 2005 American Nurses Association.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Ethics Forum: A Voice for the Bedside Clinicianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRitz, Jayneen_US
dc.author.detailsJayne Ritz, RN, BSN, OCN, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: jritz@lifespan.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182323-
dc.description.abstractIncreasing patient complexity, as well as proliferation of medical advances bring ethical issues to the bedside with increasing frequency. As leaders of the interdisciplinary team, Registered Nurses advocate for patients in end of life care, pain management, resuscitation and advanced directives. Nurses promote patient advocacy while questioning the patients quality of life and personal feelings of futility. Nurse perceptions of ethical competence are variable based on formal or continuing education. A nurse ethics forum strengthens ethical competencies for bedside clinicians while incorporating ANA's Code of Ethics into daily practice. The Ethics Forum provides opportunity for front line clinicians, Registered Nurses, to develop skills utilizing an Ethics Analysis Model, thereby fostering dialogue within the health care team. Goals for the Forum include education, skill building and ethical competency. The Forum further enables nurses to make meaningful contributions to the interdisciplinary health care team. Incorporating a nurse driven ethics forum into the care delivery model allows Registered Nurses opportunity to develop ethical competencies, participate in peer review and integrate ethical principles into daily practice thereby providing voice for the bedside clinician. Primary methods used to develop competencies include case study and reflection. Nurses present ethical cases to an interdisciplinary audience. Presentations are based on actual incidents using an ethical principal framework. The case is discussed; recommendations for future practice are made and reported to the Hospital Ethics Committee. These forums provide opportunity for caregivers to voice concerns and frustrations in the evolving health care environment while encouraging collaboration among care giving disciplines. Reference: ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, 2005 American Nurses Association.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:19:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:19:11Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_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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