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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182791
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethics Rounds: Supporting Quality Nursing through Ethics Consultations
Author(s):
Dzurenko, Jeanne; Angeles, Piedad
Author Details:
Jeanne Dzurenko, RN, MPH, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York, USA, email: jeanne.dzurenko@nyumc.org; Piedad Angeles, RN, MA, CNA-BC
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: Nurses are confronted with ethical dilemmas everyday. Whether they are end of life issues, treatment over objection or conflicts within the physician- nurse relationship, bedside nurses are challenged with recognizing and addressing a variety of ethical issues. While the four basic principles of ethics are guiding elements in clinical practice, the initial identification of an ethical issue is often difficult for the bedside nurse. In an effort to support the bedside nurses, an interdisciplinary team at this Academic Medical Center developed informal ethics rounds, as a method for uncovering ethical dilemmas. The intent is to bring the Ethics Consultation Team to the clinical areas and support the nurses by affording an open discussion about any concerns that they may have with any patient or clinical situation, without calling the ethics consultation team. Beginning in November of 2006, the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Medical Board and a Director of Nursing , a member of the Ethics Committee and the Ethics consultation team, decided to perform walking rounds on nursing units. Both team members had post graduate training in Bioethics and Humanities and had conducted several Ethics Consultations at the medical center. Feedback from previous Ethics consults indicated that staff were unsure about what constituted " an ethical dilemma." To eliminate the feelings of uncertainty, the team initiated informal rounds and begin dialogue about anything that the nurses wanted to discuss. This open forum has uncovered ethical issues and facilitated the discussion towards resolution. References: Charon, R and Montello, M. ed. (2002)Stories matter: the role of narrative in medical ethics. New York: Routledge McDaniel, C. (1998) Enhancing Nurses' Ethical Practice: Development of a Clinical Ethics Program. Nursing Clinics of North America 33(2), 299-311. Torjuul, K. and Sorlie, V. (2006) Nursing is different than medicine: ethical difficulties in the process of care in surgical units. Journal of Advanced Nursing 56(4),404-413
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEthics Rounds: Supporting Quality Nursing through Ethics Consultationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDzurenko, Jeanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorAngeles, Piedaden_US
dc.author.detailsJeanne Dzurenko, RN, MPH, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York, USA, email: jeanne.dzurenko@nyumc.org; Piedad Angeles, RN, MA, CNA-BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182791-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: Nurses are confronted with ethical dilemmas everyday. Whether they are end of life issues, treatment over objection or conflicts within the physician- nurse relationship, bedside nurses are challenged with recognizing and addressing a variety of ethical issues. While the four basic principles of ethics are guiding elements in clinical practice, the initial identification of an ethical issue is often difficult for the bedside nurse. In an effort to support the bedside nurses, an interdisciplinary team at this Academic Medical Center developed informal ethics rounds, as a method for uncovering ethical dilemmas. The intent is to bring the Ethics Consultation Team to the clinical areas and support the nurses by affording an open discussion about any concerns that they may have with any patient or clinical situation, without calling the ethics consultation team. Beginning in November of 2006, the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Medical Board and a Director of Nursing , a member of the Ethics Committee and the Ethics consultation team, decided to perform walking rounds on nursing units. Both team members had post graduate training in Bioethics and Humanities and had conducted several Ethics Consultations at the medical center. Feedback from previous Ethics consults indicated that staff were unsure about what constituted " an ethical dilemma." To eliminate the feelings of uncertainty, the team initiated informal rounds and begin dialogue about anything that the nurses wanted to discuss. This open forum has uncovered ethical issues and facilitated the discussion towards resolution. References: Charon, R and Montello, M. ed. (2002)Stories matter: the role of narrative in medical ethics. New York: Routledge McDaniel, C. (1998) Enhancing Nurses' Ethical Practice: Development of a Clinical Ethics Program. Nursing Clinics of North America 33(2), 299-311. Torjuul, K. and Sorlie, V. (2006) Nursing is different than medicine: ethical difficulties in the process of care in surgical units. Journal of Advanced Nursing 56(4),404-413en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:15Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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