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HEC 2018 Annual Conference: The Intersection of Healthcare Ethics and the Law – Implications for Complex Cases

  • Thu, March 22, 2018
  • Fri, March 23, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • Thu, March 22, 2018, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Fri, March 23, 2018, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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The Intersection of Healthcare Ethics and the Law – Implications for Complex Cases

Throughout the continuum of care individuals (children and adults) and their families encounter multiple points of decision making where clinical choices, patient safety, institutional policy and legal parameters intersect.   Clinical healthcare professionals, legal counsel, administrators, risk managers and other team members - work collaboratively – and often creatively - at these decision points to balance the clinical needs of patients with respect for patient’s preferences, and with the protective constraints of institutional policy and state law.

During this conference we will address care decisions for individuals who may be moving between places of care – long term care facilities, home, hospitals, outpatient facilities, etc. – and the questions encountered around scope of practice, safety, adequacy of discharge plans.  Other primary issues will include: current practices when treatment is questioned as being “medically ineffective;” the ethics of “forced treatment” (e.g. use of restraints, psychiatric treatment, care for patients with eating disorders); care decisions for “unrepresented patients” (those without decision making capacity or surrogate decision makers).  We will also address how ethics consultants and ethics committees work with legal counsel, risk managers, compliance officers, administrators and others responsible for institutional policy/practice.  What are the implications for ethics consult EMR notes?  What current legal cases should every ethics consultant be following?  What current public policy issues, including proposed legislation, have implications for the ethical care of patients?

Educational Credits

Alabama State Nurses Association (Activity #2-0.2008)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 12.25 contact hours by the Alabama State Nurses Association. Each nurse must sign an attendance sheet and submit a completed conference evaluation for successful completion of this continuing nurse education. Certificates of completion will be sent via email following the conference.

National Association of Social Workers—Georgia Chapter

This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers—Georgia Chapter (NASW—GA) for a total of 5.75 ethics and 6.5 related continuing education hours for social work licensing purposes.

Agenda Draft--2018 Annual Conference

Registration Deadline: March 5, 2018

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Hotel Information

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Please make your hotel reservations by March 1, 2018 to receive the conference rate of $134 USD per night.

To make your Hotel Reservation Online click here. If you would like to make reservations by phone, please call 888-670-2250.

Stone Mountain Park Entry Instructions: Upon arrival to the Stone Mountain Park Entrance, inform the attendant that you are attending the HEC Annual Conference, and your entry will be free.
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