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Monday, April 27, 2015
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

2015 National Nurses Week is May 6-12

Athena Forum celebrates National Nurses Week.

This year's Nurses Week theme is "Ethical Practice, Quality Care".

"Thousands of nurses, social workers and other health professionals have completed the Athena Forum course "Ethics in Case Management" and rate the course 94.5% Excellent and relevant to my job."

[Reference: Tom Rasmussen, Editor and CEO, Athena Forum Institute]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Ethics in CM: A Program with Purpose

The AF Ethics in Case Management course applies evidence-based grounding skills to educate case managers about ethical standards of practice and the application and utilization of case management ethics in healthcare settings.

Specific focus is on ethical issues pertinent to the Telecare era and organizational culture which will empower CMs to intervene and support the efforts of other transdisciplinary team members.

[Reference: Ethics in CM course]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Ethics in CM: Principles and Elements

Elements to Consider in
Ethical Decision Making Model

  1. Consider the ethical principles
  2. Consider the legal issues, including privacy and confidentiality laws and scope-of-practice considerations
  3. Gather all the facts relevant to the situation
  4. Articulate the problems
  5. Identify the patient's wishes
  6. Identify the wishes of the other involved parties such as the providers or employers
  7. Identify alternatives and recommendations
  8. Implement and follow-up

[Reference: Ethics in CM, Module A, Ethical Standards]


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Athena Forum Celebrates National Nurses Week!

"I am very proud to be a nurse! As multifaceted and complex as the practice of nursing has become, its still in the best interest of the patient that every nurse focus on every shift. Kudos to the ANA for focusing on Ethics, the fine line, the [type of] tough decisions that must be made by nurses everywhere."

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