Nursing: COVID-19: Ethical Considerations for Nurses

Wed Sep 30 | 11:59 pm
15.00
Want Unlimited CE? Become a Member
About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

This webinar course provides an overview of ethical issues encountered by nurses during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic and will consider ethical issues that remain as we navigate our country’s “new normal.”  The course reviews a variety ethical challenges nurses face, including issues of rationing, changes in end-of-life care practices, concerns about PPE shortages, and the related concept of the “duty to care” and staffing challenges. The connection between these issues and moral distress and the related idea of moral resilience are discussed.  This webinar course also discusses the ongoing ethical issues nurses are likely to face as the pandemic continues to progress and evolve, and strategies for navigating these.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe common ethical issues encountered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Reflect on their own experience of moral distress.
  • Identify several strategies for navigating ethical issues that may arise in the future.

About the Presenter:
Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN, HEC-C

Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN, HEC-C is a Clinical Ethicist and Nurse Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and practiced as a critical care nurse for over a decade. She received her PhD from Boston College in May 2017. Her dissertation involved the development and psychometric evaluation of the Ethical Awareness Scale, an instrument to measure ethical awareness in critical care nurses. Subsequently, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical ethics, and was awarded funding to study trends in ethics consultation requests. Dr. Milliken’s current research focuses on fostering ethical awareness in clinicians and developing preventive ethics strategies. She teaches at Harvard Medical School and has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topics of nursing ethics and clinical ethics.

Content Reviewer:
Michelle Doran, MS, RN

Michelle Doran is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and the Lead Nurse Planner and Director of Nursing for Elite Healthcare. Ms. Doran’s clinical and leadership experience spans primary, acute and rehabilitation care, school nursing, and the health plan industry. Her career has been heavily rooted in community health and working with vulnerable populations in urban and rural communities. Ms. Doran received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she was in the AmeriCorps program, and her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis College. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.

Find COVID-19: Ethical Considerations for Nurses in your state

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming