Conversations in Ethics: One of Our Toughest Neonatal Cases: Challenges with a Terminally Ill Infant
Critically ill infants are a highly demanding group of patients, often prematurely born, spending months in the neonatal intensive care unit surrounded by technical equipment, parents and health professionals. While many do exceptionally well and go home, there are a few that, due to terminal illness, may not survive. Caring for these terminally ill neonates can generate ethical challenges among healthcare professionals and parents. Please join us in discussing one of our toughest neonatal cases.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counselors, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Pharmacists, Medical Students, and other interested healthcare professionals
- Identify and address conflicting values that can occur between a healthcare professional and the parents of a terminally ill infant.
- Explain the use of artificial hydration and nutrition in terminally ill infants.
- Provide standard of care comfort measures without the use of IV fluids.
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|Live: Baptist Hospital - 5MCVI|
|Videoconference: South Miami Hospital - Classroom F|
|Videoconference: Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room|
Arcenio Chacón, M.D.
Medical Director, Baptist Children’s Hospital
Chair, Baptist Health Pediatric Clinical Ethics Committee
Jorge Perez, M.D.
Kidz Medical Services
Chair, Women & Infants Clinical Ethics Committee
South Miami Hospital
Christina Mesa, R.N.
Nurse Manager, Level III NICU
South Miami Hospital
The above speakers have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partners have relevant financial relationships to disclose and that the discussions will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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