Professional Development Series: October 5

Date: October 5, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Scott Conference Center

Ethical Issues in End of Life Care: An Overview

Complimentary Lunch & Presentation

Presented by Helen S. Chapple, Ph.D., RN, MSN, CT

By attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between a Do Not Resuscitate order and an advance directive.
  2. Describe one alternative to artificial nutrition and hydration.
  3. Prioritize the choices for surrogate decision-making.

Meet the Speaker:

Helen S. Chapple, Ph.D., RN, MSN, CT, is an Associate Professor at Creighton University. Dr. Chapple teaches ethics to senior traditional nursing students on the Creighton campus, and she teaches courses online for the Masters in Healthcare Ethics program at the Center. She is engaged in a statewide project to improve care for dying patients. Her present research interest includes interrogating the relationships between state regulations and the quality of end of life care. She advocates for dying persons as an underserved population and for the quality of their lives as a public health concern.

Dr. Chapple entered nursing school after being a hospice volunteer.
Her bedside experience included oncology, research, hospice, home care, cardiac and neuroscience critical care. Her retrospective research regarding how dying occurs in the America hospital resulted in her book, “No Place for Dying: Hospitals and the Ideology of Rescue,” published in 2010 by Left Coast Press.

Earn a CE (1 credit):

A CE payment of $10 can be made at the event. Cash, credit card or check are accepted.

Continuing Education Credit provided by Iowa Western Community College Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6.

RSVP by Friday, September 29.

Seating is limited, so register early! To register, complete the form below. Forms for a CE credit will be provided at the registration table at the event.

For more information, call (402) 682-4800.


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