Geriatric Care Ethics: Understanding Autonomy, Capacity, and Personal Bias
Continuing Education Units Webinar
|Geriatric Care Ethics: Understanding Autonomy, Capacity, and Personal Bias
|Wednesday, August 23, 2023
|10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. MDT | 12 Noon CDT | 1 p.m. EDT
|Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
As the aging population continues to grow, it is imperative that we understand the unique ethical challenges facing those caring for older adults.
This one-hour webinar explores ethical considerations around autonomy, informed consent, and mental capacity to help you promote a person-centered culture of empathy, respect and dignity. The discussion reviews how to recognize your own biases that may impact the care of older adults and presents assessment tools that you can ethically integrate into your care setting.
Participants will be able to:
- Define autonomy and the role of the health care provider in upholding patient autonomy.
- Identify the role of the health care provider in preserving patient rights.
- Describe the differences between capacity and competence.
- Recite the triggers that indicate further investigation into a patient’s capacity is required.
- Identify steps to reduce one’s own bias relating to ethical sensitivity.
About the Presenter:
Kelly Stone, MSN, RN, is the Director of Operations for Right at Home Company-Owned locations. Her career-long nursing experience has focused on geriatric care, spanning hospital case management to private duty home care services. She is passionate about educating professionals in geriatric care ethics to improve patient and client outcomes.
*This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be available for download within 24 hours of your survey submission. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit https://asaging.org/ceu-information.