HIV and Youth: Ethical Concerns Regarding DisclosureIncludes a Live Event on 10/16/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Although medical advancements in HIV care are paramount, stigma and discrimination remain overarching barriers to those affected. These barriers play a significant role in deciding the appropriate time to disclose a positive HIV status to a perinatally infected child. This presentation will include a case study discussion in order to unpack the numerous ethical concerns faced in multi-disciplinary HIV care, especially regarding youth disclosure.
A Call for Culture Change and Re-prioritization of Our Most Vulnerable Patient: Establishing Neurodevelopmental Protection for the NeonateIncludes a Live Event on 10/14/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
At this institution prioritization is often given to patients who are three to seven years old. This has led to a disparity in providing appropriate care for the neonatal population. New research on the short and long term consequences of common procedures and interventions performed on hospitalized infants led this hospital to implement evidence-based guidelines utilizing multi-modal strategies for neonatal pain management and promotion of healthy neurodevelopment.
Ethical Considerations when Advocating for Patients with Developmental and Behavioral Needs
An overview of the core ethical tenets that are relevant to the special needs population within the healthcare setting will be presented. Each tenet will be defined and explored in detail. A discussion of ethical issues surrounding the care of patients with developmental and behavioral needs will follow, incorporating the core ethical tenets. The role of child life as an advocate will be explored through the use of case studies. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage and share ethical concerns they have faced in their clinical practice. Group discussion will provide the opportunity to critically evaluate difficult situations participants have encountered.
Everyday Ethics: Identifying the Impact of Ethical Decision-Making on the Delivery of Compassionate Clinical Care
Child life specialists promote the holistic health and well-being of children and their families on a daily, hourly, and minute-to-minute basis. This session will focus on exploring how healthcare clinicians utilize the four basic ethical principles to make clinical decisions during each encounter. This seemingly intuitive process is a result of the intersection between a clinician’s personal values and subsequent training and experience. By exploring how these decisions are made in the moment, participants will learn ways to increase their awareness of this process and how to incorporate intentional ethical decision-making into their daily work.
Such a Fine Line: Balancing Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries
There is a fine line when balancing the role of professional boundaries in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships. Through the use of case examples, staff testimonials and group discussion, participants will have a n opportunity to explore methods to create, maintain and encourage professional boundaries in their daily work and within their institution.
Not Can We, but Should We?: Ethical Considerations in Fetal and Perinatal Bereavement Interventions
Dignity and respect are essential to therapeutic bereavement support. Presenters will share iiia standard of care supporting ethical child life programming in fetal and perinatal loss. Case presentations, group discussion, and lecture will guide participants to understand ethical inventions for grieving families and explore self-care strategies.
Developing A Culture of Servant Leadership in the Field of Child Life
Participants will be introduced to the servant leadership model, instructed on the key characteristics of servant leaders, and learn about how it has been successfully integrated into one academic institution’s child life curriculum. Participants will then have opportunity to reflect upon their own servant leaderships skills and brainstorm in groups methods of integrating these ethical principles into their own clinical practice.
Clinical Ethics: Truth Telling in the Pediatric Hospice Population
Little study has been made of how child life specialists cope with their challenging daily work. This presentation will allow the participant to explore resilience through the lenses of gratitude, validation, mindfulness, playfulness and optimism.
2018 Child Life Annual Conference: All Access Pass
Get a front row seat for our 2018 Child Life conference sessions. This package offers the opportunity to earn 60+ PDU Credit with our 2018 conference recordings! Over 50 sessions - Over 60 hours!
Current Research Findings on Child and Parent Communication Preferences for Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis Disclosure
Child life specialists foster trust by communicating with children in a developmentally appropriate way throughout the treatment trajectory. Developmental theory underscores the necessity of trust for communication, yet limited research supports the facilitation of intentional conversations related to diagnosis and prognosis. This presentation will report research findings on child and parent communication preferences, which will empower child life specialists to advocate for honest developmentally appropriate information throughout a patient’s treatment.
Do the Right Thing: Teaching Ethics in the Academic and Clinical Setting
In this presentation, an academic instructor and a clinical student coordinator will discuss how to implement approaches to cultivating healthcare ethics in students, colleagues, and oneself.
Building Child Life Programming in Previously Unserved Populations
In hospital settings where child life specialists work on a specific unit, there can be unserved populations that get overlooked. A child life specialist can assess the needs, find their place within a new team, and adapt interventions in order to provide crucial services and positively effect children and families whose needs were previously unmet.