Consent for Healthcare

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 18, 2021

Familiarize health care workers with laws and ethics surrounding patient consent for treatment and decision-making capacity.           

Time

Content

Presenter

11-11:30am

Introduction of four principal ethics and discussion related to legal and ethical principles of decision-making

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

11:30-11:45

Presentation and discussion of issues involving disabilities and minors

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

11:45-12:15

Presentation and discussion of case law related to consent for minors

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

12:15-12:30

Review and discussion of several case studies

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss what decision-making capacity is and who can assess it
  2. Explore the legal and ethical importance of capacity in obtaining informed consent for treatments
  3. Examine special challenges in consent for people with cognitive disabilities, minors
  4. Apply legal and ethical concepts to consent case studies
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/02/2021
Course expires: 
04/23/2021
Event starts: 
03/18/2021 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
03/18/2021 - 12:30pm

Time

Content

Presenter

11-11:30am

Introduction of four principal ethics and discussion related to legal and ethical principles of decision-making

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

11:30-11:45

Presentation and discussion of issues involving disabilities and minors

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

11:45-12:15

Presentation and discussion of case law related to consent for minors

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

12:15-12:30

Review and discussion of several case studies

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Valarie Blake, JD, MA

Professor, WVU College of Law

The presenter has a JD specializing in health care law, an MA in medical ethics, and has completed a 2 year fellowship in clinical ethics. The presenter
worked for several years at the AMA on the Code of Medical Ethics and is now a full professor with 10+ years of experiencing researching and teaching in
medical ethics and health law.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1.5 Ethics CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Ethics continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
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