Transforming Moral Distress to Moral Resilience: One of Our Toughest Pediatric Cases

Moral distress is commonly experienced by healthcare professionals when faced with ethically challenging end-of-life cases. When the care involves a child and family with complex medical and psychosocial issues secondary to an accidental death, there is a greater level of moral distress felt among healthcare professionals. Learn how a healthcare team cultivated moral resilience while caring for a child who was declared brain-dead.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the ethical challenges and moral distress experienced by healthcare professionals while caring for pediatric patients at the end of life. 
  • Define and understand the concept of moral resilience.
  • Utilize effective strategies to cultivate moral resilience in clinical practice and to manage moral distress.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Allen, R., Judkins-Cohn, T., deVelasco, R., Forges, E., Lee, R., Clark, L., Procunier, M. (2014). Moral distress among healthcare professionals at a health system. JONA’s Healthcare, Law, Ethics and Regulations, 15(3), 111-118.
  • Rushton, C.H. (2016). Moral Resilience: A Capacity for Navigating Moral Distress in Critical Care. AACN advanced critical care, 27 1, 111-9 .
  • Allen, R., & Butler, E. (2016). Addressing moral distress in critical care nurses: a pilot study. Int J Crit Care Emerg Med, 2(2).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/01/2022

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D.                                                
Clinical Psychologist                                                  
Child Psychology Associates, P.A.                             

Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, R.N., CHPN 
Director, Bioethics Program
Baptist Health South Florida

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D., and Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, R.N., CHPN, have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/01/2022
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