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. 

After this webinar, participants will have:

an understanding of the four basic ethical principles for decision-making

the ability to consider when and how these principles are utilized during the delivery of clinical interventions

a familiarity with methods to transition from intuitive decision-making to intentional decision-making

the ability to identify resources for coping with the outcomes of the ethical delivery of clinical interventions related to professional debriefing, self-care, professional collaboration, and personal/professional growth and development

Ann Hannan

Ann Hannan has been the director of the Riley Cheer Guild and Music Therapy Programs at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, IN, since February 2016.  She has over 16 years of pediatric music therapy clinical expertise and has collaborated with child life specialists for her entire clinical career.  She has presented at regional music therapy conferences with child life specialists on topics such as infant development, parent engagement, NICU child life/music therapy collaboration, and clinical collaboration to meet the needs of developmentally and clinically complex patients.  After completing a medical ethics fellowship, Ann strives to share this experience with pediatric clinicians.

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