W103-19: Ethical Decision-Making in Mental Health & Psychopharmacology

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W103-19:  Ethical Decision-Making in Mental Health & Psychopharmacology

In this session the main principles of ethics are described and applied to common issues encountered when prescribing psychopharmacologic medications. Those ethical principles are then applied to a brief case study, in a discussion format with two practicing PMH APRNs.

  Mindy B. Zeitzer, PhD, MBE, RN; Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 16 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between ethical decision-making and clinical decision-making.
  2. Identify when ethical reasoning needs to occur and what ethical principles are applicable.

Keywords:  Practice, Ethics, Prescribing

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute - West
San Diego, CA
Saturday, March 16, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2021

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