2020 Ethics Package

Looking to strengthen your ethics skills? This 5 webinar package offers participants the chance to drill down and fortify their ethics skills while earning 6.5 PDUs in the Ethics Domain. 

Webinars in this package include:

-A Call for Culture Change and Re-prioritization of Our Most Vulnerable Patient: Establishing Neurodevelopmental Protection for the Neonate 
-Ethical Considerations when Advocating for Patients with Developmental and Behavioral Needs 
-Ethical Concerns Regarding Diagnosis Disclosure: A Case Study Discussion 
-Such a Fine Line: Balancing Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries 
-Not Can We, but Should We?: Ethical Considerations in Fetal and Perinatal Bereavement Interventions 

  • A Call for Culture Change and Re-prioritization of Our Most Vulnerable Patient: Establishing Neurodevelopmental Protection for the Neonate

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. Suggested Domain: Ethics

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Integrate evidenced based practices to support the neurodevelopment of the hospitalized infant 2. Identify pharmacological and nonpharmacological ways to decrease pain in infants and articulate a strategic plan for rolling out new guidelines for treating stress and pain in infants
    3. Consider ethical implications and implement methods to protect infants from the morbidities associated with long-term hospitalization, trauma and stress.
    4. Assess and identify signs/symptoms of pain, stress, under-, and over-stimulation 5. Utilize methods for implementing culture change in terms of neurodevelopmental protection strategies

    Suggested Domain: Ethics

    Katrena Froh

    CCLS, CEIM, CPST

    Katrena Froh worked as a child life specialist in the NICU and participated in educational information sessions for NICU staff members. Since her time in the NICU Katrena has continued to present this information in other venues and throughout the hospital. Katrena is infant massage certified.

    Robert Froh

    RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

    Robert Froh is a critical care pediatric nurse practitioner working in the PICU at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Rob attended the pediatric pain master class at Minnesota Children’s Hospital and has since been working on implementing an institution wide quality improvement project regarding pain management.

  • Ethical Considerations when Advocating for Patients with Developmental and Behavioral Needs (2017)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. Recording date: 2017

    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.  

    After this webinar, participants will have:

    a familiarity with with the core ethical tenets relevant to the special needs population within the health care setting

    awareness of the key ethical issues surrounding the care of patients with developmental and behavioral needs

    knowledge of approaches for advocacy of ethically appropriate care

    an understanding of child life’s role within ethical care 

    Anette Bonjour

    CCLS

    Anette Bonjour works as a Child Life Specialist II with the Adaptive Care Team and Behavior Safety Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Annette collaborates with the interdisciplinary team when adapting health care encounters and creating support plans to meet the unique needs of patients with developmental and behavioral challenges. Her work includes performing psychosocial assessments and conducting in-depth pre-visit planning to coordinate care for patients exhibiting escalating and aggressive behaviors in the medical setting. In addition, she mentors fellow child life specialists, building their clinical skills to adapt health care encounters to meet the unique needs of this vulnerable patient population. Currently she serves as co-chair for the Evidence-Based Practice/Quality Improvement/Research Education and Awareness Sub-Committee for the Association of Child Life Professionals Research Committee and leads a number of evidence-based practice projects at Cincinnati Children’s. Annette is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Health Sciences, focusing on Health Informatics. She has been working as a Certified Child Life Specialist for thirteen years.

    Emily Jones

    CCLS

    Emily works as a child life specialist III with the Behavior Safety Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her work involves close collaboration with caregivers and the interdisciplinary team to create plans of care and provide behavioral supports and adaptions for surgeries, admissions, and ambulatory healthcare encounters to meet the needs of patient with developmental and behavioral challenges.


    Mary Faith Roell

    MS, CCLS

    Mary Faith Roell works as a Child Life Specialist III at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and with the Adaptive Care Team Program.  Her work includes supporting patients with behavioral and developmental diagnosis who have difficulty with health care encounters. She collaborates with families and caregivers to create a plan of care, provide support, and coordinate care within the interdisciplinary team. Mary Faith earned her master’s of science in family and child studies from Miami University and has been working as a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2002 and within the field since 1991.

  • Ethical Concerns Regarding Diagnosis Disclosure: A Case Study Discussion

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Disclosure of any medical diagnosis often includes numerous challenges. In the world of HIV, stigma and discrimination play a significant role in determining the appropriate time to share the diagnosis with a child. This presentation will utilize a case study to discuss overall ethical concerns regarding youth disclosure.

    Disclosure of any medical diagnosis often includes numerous challenges.  In the world of HIV, stigma and discrimination play a significant role in determining the appropriate time to share the diagnosis with a child.  This presentation will utilize a case study to discuss overall ethical concerns regarding youth disclosure. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1. Participants will gain an understanding of human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) and how youth of today are affected.
    • 2. Participants will have an understanding of the stigma related to HIV and the numerous adversities faced by those who are HIV positive. 
    • 3. Participants will engage in discussion related to the ethical concerns of HIV disclosure with youth.

    Domain: Ethics

    Lauren McCann

    Lauren McCann began her career in 2004 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  For 11 years Lauren served within the Child Life Services division, first as a specialist and then as manager.  In 2015, she moved outside the walls of the hospital and into the Community Outreach division as Director of Community Programs in which she led multiple grant-funded initiatives.  In 2020, Lauren transitioned into the role of Director of Operations for Le Bonheur Pediatrics, the hospital-owned primary care practices.  This role uniquely combines Lauren’s hospital and community outreach experience and allows for creativity in our ability to effectively serve children and families.  While she is still very new into the position, Lauren is thrilled by the opportunity to collaborate within the primary care setting.  

  • Such a Fine Line: Balancing Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries (2016)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 an opportunity to explore methods to create, maintain and encourage professional boundaries in their daily work and within their institution. Recording date: 2016

    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.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    ■ Explore organizational expectations and boundaries across the healthcare team.
    ■ Identify challenges of maintaining and promoting professional boundaries in the healthcare setting.
    ■ Identify examples of professional boundary challenges and engage in discussion about solutions to these challenges.
    ■ Discuss creating a balance between developing effective relationships while maintaining professional boundaries.

    Amanda Brody

    MS, CCLS

    Amanda Brody, MS, CCLS, has been working as a child life specialist for ten years. She received her undergraduate degree in Business-Education from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, prior to a career redirection when she became interested in pursuing a career in child life. She received her Master of Science degree in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Amanda is a Child Life Specialist III and currently provides child life services for patients with solid tumors and brain tumors ages 11 and older, after working nearly five years in the diagnostic imaging area at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Amanda meets patients from numerous hospital areas and works closely with other professionals to ensure that boundaries are maintained while continuing to provide excellent care for patients and families. Amanda has written and published an article in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing called “Family resiliency during childhood cancer: The father’s perspective.” Amanda is a member of the Child Life Council and a member of the ACLP Awards Committee.

    Ashley Carr

    CCLS

    Ashley Carr, CCLS, earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in child life from The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ashley became a Certified Child Life Specialist in May 2006 and began her career at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN where she has worked for 14 years.  Ashley is a Child Life Specialist III providing child life services to patients receiving bone marrow transplants and cellular therapy in the inpatient unit an. She serves as a member of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Council, is a departmental clinical supervision facilitator, and serves as a liaison for the quality of life interdisciplinary team meetings. Ashley recently contributed to and published an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology titled “Matched Marrow, Sibling Shadow: The Epidemiology, Experience, and Ethics of Sibling Donors of Stem Cells”. Ashley has extensive experience as an active planning committee member of Schwartz Center Rounds and Clinical Supervision in which she has contributed to a culture shift change within her institution. 


  • Not Can We, but Should We?: Ethical Considerations in Fetal and Perinatal Bereavement Interventions (2016)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. Recording date: 2016

    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.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    ■ Explain evidence based practice supporting therapeutic interventions within fetal and perinatal loss.

    ■ Apply ethical responsibility to child life assessment when providing keepsakes during fetal and perinatal bereavements.

    ■ Reevaluate current ethical assessments within bereavement practices

    ■ Utilize the Child Life Council’s “Code of Ethical Responsibility” when providing therapeutic bereavement interventions for patients and families.

    ■ Gain understanding of and be inspired to practice a variety of self-care strategies.