0      0

Ethical Principles and Moral Distress: Assisting Families with the Decision to Stop Dialysis for Their Loved Ones - A Case-Based Approach

‐ Sep 21, 2013 5:00pm

A dialysis patient wants to speak to you about helping them prepare their family. The patient is ready to ""stop"" dialysis, but their family is not. How do you have that conversation? Learn how to facilitate the discussion, while allowing the patient and family to voice their opinions and resolve this conflict in a manner that promotes dignity and respect for all parties.

Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Conference Committee Disclosures:
Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical
Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare
Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

  • Describe the history of ethical principles and their use in medical decision making.
  • Analyze ethical principles in moral decision making using a case-based approach.
  • Define moral distress.
  • Discuss possible solutions and ways to address moral distress in dialysis patient management.


You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.