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Elnec module 4 – Ethical Issues in Palliative Care

MODULE OVERVIEW

This module discusses some of the key ethical issues and legal concerns in end-of-life/palliative care and resources to address these in practice.

KEY MESSAGE

  • Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in care provided to patients and their families across the life span and facing the end of life.
  • Professional codes and standards serve to facilitate resolution of ethical dilemmas.
  • Nurses, individually and collectively, serve as advocates for ethical and legal practice at the end of life.

Objectives

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the ethical principles of autonomy, maleficence, beneficence, and justice
  • Identify appropriate questions nurses can use to guide patient/family decision making discussions
  • Apply the four-box method to an ethical situation

 

Intro Notes

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Lesson Plan

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Test

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Teaching Mtls

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Presentation

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