The Value of Bioethics Resources for Patients, Families, Physicians and Post-Acute Care Providers (10/21/2020)

Date: October 21, 2020

Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM ET

Description: This session will discuss the usefulness of bioethics resources for education, mediation, and consultation, as well as the value that these can bring to the post-acute and long-term care setting. Issues of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice are encountered in all care settings, not just in hospitals; the time has come for bioethics resources to be available in other settings. This presentation will give physicians, facility management, and care providers a framework for incorporating bioethics evaluation and resources into their everyday practice.

Learning Objectives

  •  Recognize difficult situations encountered in practice that could benefit from the presence of available ethics resources.
  •  Identify situations where bioethics resources and consultation could help to alleviate risk management concerns.
  • Describe the role of the medical director as a facilitator/participant of an interdisciplinary facility ethics committee.
  •  Integrate ethical principles into discussion of person-centered care planning

Speaker Information:

Chris Wilson, RN, JD, MS-HCE received her nursing degree from the Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing and her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College, School of Law She also holds a Master of Science in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University and is certified in Health Care Compliance.  Prior to joining the legal profession, her nursing experience in long-term care included a variety of positions, from nurse’s aide to director of nursing.  Ms. Wilson previously co-chaired the Bioethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is presently appointed to the Joint Bioethics Committee of the LA County Bar and LA County Medical Association. She is also a member (and former board member) of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and presently serves on the Health Law Committee. She has presented numerous continuing education programs, both nationally and internationally, for attorneys, physicians, and other health care professionals as well as for members of the public. She currently practices law with the firm of Tyler & Wilson and is also the founding director of Community Healthcare Ethics, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing bioethics resources to long term care.

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD is chief medical officer for Mariner Health Care and medical director for two skilled nursing facilities(Life Care Center of Vista and Carlsbad by the Sea Care Center) and for Hospice by the Sea, in the San Diego area. He serves as the editor-in-chief of Caring for the Ages and an Associate Editor of JAMDA, and chairs the Society’s Public Policy Committee. He has been a nursing home and hospice medical director, attending physician and educator in San Diego for over 20 years and has served on AMDA's Board of Directors, multiple committees, and a variety of Clinical Practice Guidelines and other Society publications and products.

Disclosure Information: The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit Information:

  • 1.0 CME
  • 1.0 CMD-Management
  • 1.0 MOC