Conference 2016 | Learning and Practicing Clinical Ethics

Shoreline, WA US
June 10, 2016

19th Annual Nursing Ethics Conference

June 10, 2016 

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Conference Details:

Who Should Attend this Conference?

Nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse managers, nurse educators, physicians, counselors, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, administrators, case managers, chaplains and other interested health and social service professionals.

About the Conference

Do you grapple with challenging, complex patient situations where you find it difficult to determine the right thing to do for the patient? Are you faced with competing demands for limited healthcare resources? Learn how to put strategies and frameworks for ethical decision-making into practice at this one-day conference. The skills for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings will be explored through lecture, discussion and case study analysis.

Conference Brochure

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Learning Objectives

  1. Articulate and use multiple rhetorical strategies for addressing ethical dilemmas.
  2. Articulate the difference between case-based ethical analysis and principle-based ethical analysis.
  3. Consider and articulate the short and long term ethical issues around artificial nutrition and hydration.
  4. Articulate the unique characteristics of ethical dilemmas outside the hospital and describe strategies for resolution.
  5. Describe the ethical differences between withholding a therapy and withdrawing a therapy
  6. Identify key institutional resources for accessing assistance in ethics related issues.


  • The Language of Ethics
  • Framework for Decision-Making: The Four-Box Method and More
  • Case 1:  Gut Decisions—Hard Choices in Artifical Nutrition and Hydration
  • Case 2:  Hitting the Streets—Ethics Outside the Hospital
  • Case 3:  Dialysis and Difficult Discharges
  • Getting Help: Accessing Institutional Resources for Ethics


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Conference Materials and Information


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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.40 Contact hours
Event starts: 
06/10/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/10/2016 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.40 Contact hours


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