Organizational Ethics in a Post-COVID Long-Term Care (LTC) World

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In this interactive lecture and discussion, participants will learn about the differences and the similarities between clinical and organizational ethics that health care staff serving long-term care homes must navigate, particularly in light of the new realities that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, which presented complex problems around issues such as visitation, testing, and treatment of infected residents. The ability to do the right thing for the right reason is imperative for long-term care homes, as this allows the homes to demonstrate behaviors and practices that reflect the integration of core values and mission, principles that were often challenged during the height of the pandemic. Participants will have an opportunity to review methods of ethical analysis that underscore the centrality of sound moral thinking and ethical decision-making as means to reflect upon the recent pandemic as well as prepare for future health emergencies.

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:

1. Identify ethics terminology, ethical principles, and models of ethical analysis.

2. Evaluate the ethical soundness of their decisions.

Credit Information:

Administrators (NAB)

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20240523-1-A93794-DL.

Domains of Practice:

- 2B3 Ethical Conduct and Standards of Practice 

New York State Social Workers

Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265. Participants can earn 1.0 Contact Hours.

Social Worker CE approval is for New York Social workers only. Other state licensees aren’t eligible to receive pre-approved credit.

MC Sullivan, RN, MTS, JD

Chief Healthcare Ethicist

Archdiocese of Boston

MC Sullivan, a nurse-bioethicist-attorney, is the Chief Healthcare Ethicist for the Archdiocese of Boston, a member of Cardinal O’Malley’s Cabinet, and the Director of its Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning. She has extensive experience in not-for-profit executive management and has chaired and sat on many boards. Ms. Sullivan comes to the Archdiocese from Covenant Health in Tewksbury MA, where she was the Director of Ethics. At Covenant, Ms. Sullivan provided professional education in ethics to the systems’ leadership and boards, its professional and non-professional staffs. She has worked extensively with commercial organizations as well as not-for-profit organizations, advising them in organizational growth and development, media relations, and corporate/organizational social responsibility. Her recent clients have included pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical marketing companies, various health-related organizations, as well as charitable foundations, health care education service companies and marketing groups. She was also the Executive Vice President of the Center for Practical Bioethics, where she created ethics programs in palliative care and end-of-life care, in ethics and science, and she established and maintained strategic relationships and alliances between the Center and commercial organizations in health care and life sciences, as well as policy groups, NGOs, and legislative bodies.

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