Navigating the Ethics of End-of-Life Care

Description

Patients have the right to make their own end-of-life decisions, and pharmacists have pledged loyalty to their patients above all other ethical principles. That said, non-maleficence (do no harm) is health care’s core ethical principle, and laws and regulations vary from state to state. These scenarios can result in challenging conversations and difficult decisions for pharmacy personnel. Learn how to navigate these challenges and make ethical choices for your patients’ end-of-life care.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the end of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the ethical principles involved in end-of-life concerns for the patient and their health care team. 
  2. Evaluate roles of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel in a patient’s end-of-life process.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate decision-making process to address a patient’s requests and preserve personal ethics.
  4. Apply ethical principles in a given scenario to determine best course of action.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the end of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the ethical principles involved in end-of-life concerns for the patient and their health care team. 
  2. Evaluate roles of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel in a patient’s end-of-life process.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate decision-making process to address a patient’s requests and preserve personal ethics.
  4. Apply ethical principles in a given scenario to determine best course of action.
 
 
 
Speakers:
DeAnna (Dixie)
DeAnna (Dixie) Leikach, RPh, MBA
President, CEO
Pharmacy Ethics Education and Resources
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Monday, March 23
Time: 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: 
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 2
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.1
Activity Type:
Application-based