The Right to Say "No"

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 5, 2021

The purpose of this presentation is to provide UPMC Health Plan case management staff with awareness of a patient's right to say no, and how to appropriately respond when this occurs to ensure that the patient understands the benefits of treatment as well as the risks of refusing treatment.       

Time

Content

Presenter

1-1:30pm

Review of the four principles of bioethics and their relationship to patients refusing treatment

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

1:30-2:15pm

Examination and discussion of motivating reasons patients say “no” to treatment

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

2:15-3:00pm

Discussion of clinician responses to patients who say “no” when the consequences of such a decision are likely to prove sub-optimal

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

     

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Recall principles of bioethics

2.  Identify motivational reasons of patients saying no to treatment

3   Explain reasons clinicians may struggle when patients refuse treatment and discuss appropriate responses

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/16/2021
Course expires: 
06/04/2021
Event starts: 
05/05/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
05/05/2021 - 3:00pm

Time

Content

Presenter

1-1:30pm

Review of the four principles of bioethics and their relationship to patients refusing treatment

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

1:30-2:15pm

Examination and discussion of motivating reasons patients say “no” to treatment

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

2:15-3:00pm

Discussion of clinician responses to patients who say “no” when the consequences of such a decision are likely to prove sub-optimal

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc

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

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc   Carnegie Mellon University, Director, Master of Medical Management

Rebekah Apple holds a Masters in bioethics and doctorate in Health Science.  She has been teaching physicians and other clinicians about bioethics and organizational ethics for 10+ years, traveling across the country to health systems and also speaking at national conferences and events.

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:  2 CE (s) 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 2 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

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