To highlight the importance of ethics in the nursing profession, the American Nurses Association is convening its inaugural Ethics Symposium June 4-5 in Baltimore to “create a culture of ethical practice, build ethical competencies and resilience, and strengthen the ethical foundation of nursing,” according to a news release.
“ANA is committed to improving the quality of healthcare for all. Ethics is a critical foundational component of nursing practice and guides all nurses as they deliver high-quality health care to individuals, families and communities,” said ANA President, Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.
During the two-day symposium, attendees will address ethical situations nurses face today and learn from healthcare professionals who have acted on their ethical beliefs. Symposium speakers include:
• Sheri Fink, MD, PhD, a reporter for The New York Times and author of “Five Days at Memorial”
Topic of discussion — Courage: Acting on Your Convictions
• Vicki Lachman, PhD, APRN, FAAN, chairwoman, ANA Ethics Advisory Board
Topic of discussion — Practice Moral Courage: Building Resilience
• Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Topic of discussion — Integrity: Creating, Sustaining and Changing Ethical Environments
The 2015 ANA Ethics Symposium is targeted to nurses involved in or who may influence ethics decisions, such as chief nursing officers, nurse managers, staff nurses on staffing committees, staffing coordinators, risk managers and quality-assurance managers, according to the release.
For more information, visit NursingWorld.org.
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