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Peaceful Dying: Making Ethics Come Alive Through the Voice of the Patient

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November 9, 2005
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Please join us for a truly one-of-a-kind educational event. The Upstate Educational Collaborative has pulled together an amazing 'cast' of educators for this unique approach to ethics. The cast includes Helen Emmott, RN, Ethics Educator/Consultant, who is a nurse ethicist with several years? experience in the intensive care settings in both adult and pediatric areas. She serves as a program consultant for Midwest Bioethics Center, most recently as the project manager for Caring Conversations, an advance care planning program and a Kellogg project, Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care. Julie Russell, RN, MA, identifies herself as a ?nurse dramatist?. Drawing on her experiences as a registered nurse practicing in a variety of healthcare settings, Julie researches, authors, and performs dramatic monologues and short plays on caregiving and bioethical issues. Ms. Russell is currently a faculty member in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Sociology.
The participants will see three ethics case dramas, have the opportunity to participate in mock ethics committee break out sessions, and engage in a panel discussion with professionals representing our Upstate resources for ethics consultations.

Upon completion of this activity, the participants should be able to:
1) Discuss three modern approaches to health care ethics ? principles,
the ethic of care, and narrative ethics.
2) Relate areas of cultural diversity to ethical decision making.
3) Distinguish between the concepts of capacity and competency &
identify related process issues.
4) Identify the ethical issues surrounding palliative care.
5) Apply ethical theories and decision making to dramatic case presentations.
6) Describe the role of the Ethics Committee in decision-making
through role-playing.
7) Discuss opportunities for use of local ethics ?experts? in clinical
decision making at the End of Life.
We invite you to participate in the fourth continuing
education offering of the Upstate S. C. End of Life Educational
Collaborative. In fostering a
seamless transition across care settings
in our Upstate communities,
we are committed to bringing a series
of six conferences over two years
for your enjoyment and knowledge
These offerings have been created
as a forum for multi-institutional
communication and knowledge
building that motivates and assists
participants ?to think globally and
act locally?. Through the use of
information and distance
technology we hope to connect
participants over the life of the project,
build communities of practice,
develop a common vision and goal,
motivate sharing of needs and ?best
practices,? and develop projects of
mutual benefit that result in improved
outcomes for patients and
their caregivers.

Licensed Nurses - Upstate AHEC is an approved provider
of continuing education by The South
Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited
approver of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center?s Commission on
Accreditation. This continuing education
activity is approved for 6.7 contact
hours for licensed nurses.

Neither Upstate AHEC nor the
American Nurses Credentialing Center
endorses or approves any products that
may be associated with this continuing
education activity.

Long Term Care Administrators - Long term health care administrator
credit has been submitted for approval.

Others - This program is approved for 0.55 CEUs
(5.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and
meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

NOTE: Participants must attend 90% of
the educational offering to receive a certificate
of attendance. No partial credit
will be given.

Registration is $50 per person and includes the video, "Ethics Through Drama," materials, continuing education credit, and lunch. Please email or call 919.677.4127 to register. Please register ASAP as space is limited.

Marriott Greenville
One Parkway East - off of The Parkway
Greenville, South Carolina
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