Continuing Nursing Education

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Learning Objectives

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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Identify credible sources of evidence that can be used in an evidence-based ethics approach.
  2. Identify key stakeholders in ethical deliberations and the importance of incorporating their goals into ethical consultations.
  3. Understand the principles of ethics consultations and how evidence can be applied to enhance the ethical analysis.

Post Test

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  1. The availability of an ethics consultation for perinatal nurses is required by
    1. The California Health and Human Services.
    2. The Institute of Medicine.
    3. The Joint Commission.
  2. Steps in the classic ethics deliberation include
    1. asking the hospital lawyer to make the best decision.
    2. assessing the patient's socioeconomic status.
    3. considering the patient's best interest.
  3. Nursing ethics is particularly concerned with which ethical theory?
    1. Theory of Caring and Virtue
    2. Theory of Chaos and Complexity
    3. Theory of Medical Indications
  4. To begin to collect evidence on an ethical problem, one can obtain a broad view of the problem from a/an
    1. article written on the topic found through CINAHL.
    2. opinion paper from the appropriate nursing organization.
    3. policy statement published by the World Health Organization.
  5. The American Nurses Association provides ethical guidance via a
    1. blog on an individual topic of interest.
    2. link to professional nursing organizations.
    3. position statement created by the Ethics Advisory Board.
  6. Position statements on maternal child ethical issues have been published by the
    1. Academy of Neonatal Nursing.
    2. editorial boards of nursing journals.
    3. National Perinatal Association.
  7. A depository of position statements that may provide ethical guidance can be found at
    1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    3. Department of Health and Human Services.
  8. When using material from national think tanks, it is important to assess
    1. circulation numbers of documents created.
    2. funding sources for the think tank.
    3. length of time think tank has been in operation.
  9. To signify that a web site contains material that is scientifically sound, one looks for approval from the
    1. Department of Healthcare Reform.
    2. Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
    3. Health on the Net Foundation.
  10. When e-mails and addresses are included in an individual article, this means the authors are
    1. members of a public academic facility.
    2. members of the journal's editorial board.
    3. open to continued communications with readers.
  11. Adding collected evidence to ethical deliberation
    1. broadens the discussion beyond the individual case.
    2. does not allow the patient's best interest to prevail.
    3. is not a desired component of ethical deliberation.
  12. The concept analysis adds to ethical deliberation as it provides
    1. analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    2. evaluation of the application of ethical concepts to the clinical setting.
    3. In-depth medical physiology about the problem.
  13. Recognizing philosophical tenets of each stakeholder in an ethics consult allows for
    1. appreciation that each member operates from his or her discipline's guiding principles for practice.
    2. evaluation of who has mastery of the topic.
    3. recognition that level of economic reimbursement for position grants leadership.
  14. For nurses, analyzing the effect of an ethical decision on the entire family is
    1. often in conflict to the wishes of the patient.
    2. optional to the individual nurse.
    3. part of our professional definition and Code of Ethics.
  15. In the United States, unlike some other countries, the main ethical principle embraced is
    1. beneficence.
    2. hope.
    3. justice.
  16. Immediate separation of a newborn from a mother who smokes marijuana
    1. instructs the mother how serious this is and that she must stop.
    2. is inconsistent with the ethical values of nursing.
    3. is required based on a position statement from the American Nurses Association.