Exploring Legal and Ethical Issues
for Psychiatric ARNPs
Join your colleagues for AAPPN’s first Master Class, Exploring Legal and Ethical Issues for Psychiatric ARNPs
October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood
This workshop features two experts in our professional community, Donna Moniz, PhD, and Nancy Jecker, PhD. AAPPN will provide three CEs for attendees. Registration fees are $80 for AAPPN members and $120 for non-members. Download driving directions→
Session one: Malpractice and Discipline Issues for ARNPs
Donna Moniz will use lecture and discussion format to review the elements of a successful malpractice suit against ARNPs. She will discuss case studies to analyze the elements and learn from the experience of others. She will discuss current issues with malpractice cases including EMR. She will encourage participation in the group in order to promote critical thinking regarding risk reduction.
While malpractice cases are generally covered by insurance, disciplinary cases may or may not be. Discipline can have serious implications for an NP’s practice. She will discuss the laws and regulations governing practice. She will discuss case studies. She will also discuss recent developments in other disciplines which provide cautionary tales. Ms. Moniz will lead discussion in how to reduce risk of disciplinary action.
Session two: Ethical Issues in Caring for Elderly Patients with Dementia
Nancy Jecker will give a broad overview of ethical considerations pertaining to the care of elderly patients, then focus on the specific topic of ethical issues involving elderly patients with dementia.
A method for systematically identifying ethical features of a geriatric case will be introduced. This method is guided by the ethical principle of respect for human dignity and central human capabilities.
Threats to dignity in later life will be introduced in the context of cases involving patients with various stages of dementia. Case-based discussion will focus on practical strategies and reasonable efforts to establish a minimal threshold of human capabilities consistent with respect for dignity.