COVID-19 Resource: Ethical dilemmas facing nurses during the Coronavirus Crisis: Addressing moral distress
Polly Mazanec, PhD, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, is a Research Associate Professor at FPB School of Nursing, CWRU, and the project director for ELNEC Undergraduate and Graduate Education in primary palliative care. She has taught palliative care nationally and internationally and has published widely on care of patients with serious illness and their families, cultural considerations in palliative care and self-care for nurses.
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Nurses across the country are struggling with fears surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on patients, families and the health care system. Concerns about healthcare professionals’ safety, availability of proper protective equipment, and access to ventilators and medications needed to support those seriously ill are causing moral distress. This webinar will discuss the ethical dilemmas and self-care strategies to support each other in times of moral distress.
Objectives: 1. Describe the current evidence regarding the COVID-19 virus 2. Discuss ethical dilemmas facing nurses caring for patients seriously ill with COVID-19 and their families 3. Identify strategies to address the dilemmas facing nursing in this unprecedented crisis 4. Discuss self-care strategies to support nurses dealing with moral distress associated with the crisis
Resource link: ELNEC Support for Nurses During COVID-19
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|Series||Supporting All Nurses as Leaders During the COVID-19 Virus :Webinar 1|
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