2017 Annual Conference

 How Illness Changes Us:
Implications for Ethical Care

March 23-24, 2017

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

4021 Lakeview Drive,
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Keynote Speaker, Narrative Ethics:


Martha Montello, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

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Registration Deadline: 

March 7, 2016

Late registration

March 8 - 11, 2016

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 12.0 contact hours by the Alabama State Nurses Association.

Social Work CEUs have been approved by NASW-GA for 4.25 core & 7.75 ethics (or 12 core) continuing education clock hours.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Kathy Kinlaw, 404-727-2201.

Illness and injury may lead to abrupt change or slowly shifting understanding of how patients and families see themselves and the healthcare decisions they face. Healthcare team members “meeting” patients and families in illness or injury may also find that we are changed in the course of caring and confronting challenging decisions in complex patient stories.

Confronting difficult ethical questions as health changes is a challenge along the continuum of   care –

  • for children and parents
  • persons living with chronic illness
  • those with new diagnoses or injuries
  • individuals who are aging
  • those dealing with decline and end of life care decisions

What is our responsibility to patients and families in understanding the patient’s experience?

How do we proceed when not all agree about what is a reasonable treatment course or pathway forward?

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