Ethical and Legal Issues in Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorder_Enduring
It is well established that the care of pregnant or postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD) can be a source of work-related stress for clinicians. This presentation will define types of SUD and identify disparities and inequity in treatment. Clinicians must balance principles of beneficence, or preventing harm, with fidelity, which requires fairness, truthfulness, and advocacy. This can be a challenge for clinicians who are in positions where there is a mandatory requirement to report a pregnant woman’s substance use. In these situations, clinicians must be compassionate, truthful, forthcoming and transparent when communicating obligations with patients to maintain trust in the patient-provider relationship. This discussion will provide recommendations for compassionate care for women with SUD including education on mental health, SUD, interpersonal violence, and treatment options. As patient advocates, clinicians can be a strong voice for pregnant women with substance use disorder and their unborn babies.
There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to supplement training that has already occurred. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations.
Nurses, Social Workers, Health Coaches and Registered Dieticians
- Describe physical challenges pregnant or breastfeeding women face with substance use disorder and the clinical impacts for their infants
- Analyze a clinician’s ethical obligations to deliver compassionate and transparent care
- Identify specific recommendations for treatment that benefit pregnant women with SUD and their infants
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
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- 1.00 Attendance
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