Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, March 21, 2016
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum Achieves ANCC Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Athena Forum Institute has achieved accreditation by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE).

Accredited organizations, like Athena Forum Institute, meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.


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Goals for Advance Care Planning

Goals for Advance Care Planning

"There are two overriding goals for advance care planning: establishing a surrogate decision-maker, which is a legal activity; and [the patient] expressing their values, treatment goals and wishes, which is a communications task.

"In addition to whatever advance care planning documents someone has filled out, the surrogate decision maker should be guided by information shared during focused conversations between the agent and the patient and family."

Charles P. Sabatino, JD
Director, Commission on Law and Aging
American Bar Association (ABA)
Washington, DC

[Palliative Care and End-of-Life, Module G, Advance Planning, Grief and Bereavement]


Ethics at the End of Life

The field of EOL and palliative care has evolved rapidly, in a large part, fueled by the:

  • Continuous increases in the sophistication in technical medical care

  • Unintended ethical challenges that arose in response

This is an era where advances in science and medical technology have provided the means to prolong life or in some cases prolong the dying process.

Ethical issues at end of life are not primarily medical or science issues but social, legal, religious, and cultural.

[Palliative Care and End-of-Life, Module G, Advance Planning, Grief and Bereavement]

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I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
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