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

    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.

    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 Jones works as a Child Life Specialist III with the Adaptive Care Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her work includes providing individualized education, preparation, procedural support, and therapeutic play to meet the psychosocial needs of patients with specific developmental and behavioral needs and their families in the health care setting. She collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to adapt health care encounters to meet the unique needs of patients with developmental and behavioral challenges. She is also part of Cincinnati Children’s Bioethics Committee, which provides help with resolving ethical issues following a bioethics consult requested by patient families, medical center staff, or community-based caregivers. Emily earned her master’s of science in psychology at Lipscomb University and her master’s of education in child studies from Vanderbilt University and has been working as a Certified Child Life Specialist for over four years. 

    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 as a Certified Child Life Specialist in 2004 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. After serving in the Emergency Department and Radiology Department, Lauren assumed the role of Manager of Child Life Services in 2009. Along with her management role, Lauren also provided child life services to the Le Bonheur Fetal Center. In 2015, Lauren moved out of Le Bonheur’s hospital setting and into community outreach services as Director of Community Programs. With a focus on teen pregnancy prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention/care, Lauren’s current role allows her to combine her love of child life, social work and the Memphis community.
    Certified Child Life Specialist (14 years)
    Licensed Masters Social Worker (10 years)
    Leadership in Child Life (6 years)
    Leadership in Community Outreach (3 years)

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

    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 a n opportunity to explore methods to create, maintain and encourage professional boundaries in their daily work and within their institution.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.