This course will address common barriers encountered in professional ethical practice. These barriers to resolving ethical dilemmas are categorized as to how they relate to nursing, interprofessional collaboration, patient/provider relationships and organizational structure. Two ethical decision models on how to resolve clinical ethical dilemmas will be explored: ADPIE and the Four Topics Method. These models will help to identify the best course of action to resolve an ethical dilemma.
Judith Hold, EdD, RN, teaches undergraduate nursing courses including professionalism and ethics, and palliative and end-of-life care at Kennesaw State University. She has been a nurse educator for 30 years in addition to practicing in diverse nursing fields. Hospice nursing, centering on the elderly, however, has been her prime and most recent interest.
Dr. Hold has a doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from The University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focused on ethics, death and dying, and nursing education from a feminist and critical social theory lens. Dr. Hold’s current research efforts continue to center on ethics and end-of-life care.