How to Respond to Ethical Challenges and Moral Distress during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Part of the ANA COVID-19 Webinar Series
You know the physical threat that COVID-19 presents to your patients and to you. The less recognized and acknowledged challenges are the ethical dilemmas that this crisis poses and the moral distress that follows.
A FREE, On-Demand Series for ALL Nurses
Register now to view this online, on-demand webinar immediately or anytime, anywhere. Click the button below to register for this webinar or all three webinars in the ANA COVID-19 Series:
Registration is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.
Presented by two nurse ethicists who are working every day to help nurses navigate these challenges, this on-demand webinar will provide insights and tools for how to cope with these difficult aspects of the pandemic.
Using a COVID-19 based case study approach, topics include:
- How to manage the transition in standards of care from conventional to contingency to crisis standards of care
- Ethical principles in action: Strategies for managing scarce resources
- Moral Distress, the pandemic and you: How to survive the darkest days
- What each and every individual nurse can and should do to take ethical care of their patients and care for themselves
Who should attend: All Nurses in All settings
Laura B. Webster D.BE, RN, HEC-C serves as the Bioethics Program Director at Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington. She earned a Master's in Bioethics and Humanities with an emphasis in clinical ethics from the University of Washington in 2012, and completed her Doctorate in Bioethics specializing in organizational ethics from Loyola University Chicago in 2017. Dr Webster was one of the first Healthcare Ethics Consultants to gain Certification in the United States in January of 2019.
Lucia Wocial PhD, RN, FAAN, HEC-C serves as a Nurse Ethicist and Adjunct Assistant Professor Nursing at the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics (FCME) at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a Faculty mentor for the clinical ethics fellowship at FCME and serves as the Project director for the Woltman Inter-professional Communication Project with the Indiana University School of Nursing. Dr. Wocial is also the “IMPACT” program leader at Indiana University Health.
Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN, is the Director for the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights. Liz Stokes has deep expertise in writing public policy on ethical issues including medical marijuana, assisted death, intellectual disabilities, and women's reproductive health. Her areas of expertise include bioethics, nursing ethics and substance use disorder in nursing. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
Supported by a grant from the American Nurses Foundation.
These programs are informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.