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End-of-Life Ethics: A Case Study Approach


End-of-Life Ethics: A Case Study Approach

Program Details
Hospice Foundation of America’s program, End-of-Life Ethics, is now available for individuals.  We are pleased to make this important topic a part of our professional development efforts. This program examines, using a case study approach, the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life, the principles of ethical decision-making and the effects of these decisions on staff and families. Case studies will be used to illustrate ethical issues that will be addressed by the program panel.

AGENDA / SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The full segment highlights are posted in the Program Guide (located in your program materials). Segment summaries will be as outlined below: 
 
SEGMENT I: Why Should We Look at Ethics in End-of-life Care? 
SEGMENT II: How Do We Decide Ethical Issues? 
SEGMENT III: Who Decides Ethical Dilemmas? SEGMENT IV: What Should Be Decided? 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO: 
 
1. Describe the process of ethical decision-making; 
2. Discuss four principles of bio-medical ethics; 
3. Describe end-of-life ethical dilemmas, such as disclosure and communication, surrogate 
 decision-making, artificial nutrition and hydration, and palliative sedation; 
4. Describe complicating factors when patients are children and adolescents; 
5. Discuss the ways that cultural values and beliefs may influence ethical decisions at the end of life; 
6. Describe the ways that ethical issues at the end of life can create moral distress and influence the grief 
reactions of families and hospice and palliative staff and volunteers. 
 
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