Catherine A Pankonien,Kathleen M Williamson
Midwestern State University, USA
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Adv Practice Nurs
There are many ethical considerations for the aging and elderly population, including informed consent, death with dignity and quality of life, advanced directives, and allocation of medical care and services. This presentation focuses on how healthcare providers can employ the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice to make objective decisions with their patients and the care they provide. A discussion on ethics, demands on health care resources, and the dilemmas providers face in caring for the aging population will be conducted. Further, understanding the ethical standards of practice, the vulnerability of the gaining population, and caring for this vulnerable population in todayÔ??s healthcare climate is addressed.
Catherine Pankonien is the Graduate Coordinator of MSN programs and is an Assistant Professor at Midwestern State University. For over ten years, she worked as a nurse in Labor & Delivery, and a charge nurse in Neonatal ICU, and Pediatrics. Since earning an MSN in Nursing Education and DNP, her focus has been on improving patient outcomes by utilizing evidence. Evidence-based Practice projects focus on first responders, perinatal nurses, and pregnant women and families. She is passionate about helping students develop a love and passion for the nursing field and the care of their patients. She brings her real-world experience from pediatrics and neonatal care to all the classes and programs at MSU.
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