Ethical Concerns Regarding Diagnosis Disclosure: A Case Study Discussion

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)


10/21/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/21/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 PDU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDU credit  |  Certificate available