Medical Ethics in the ICU: Part A

finding MORAL Balance during the pandemic

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Dale Gardiner help_outline
Associate Medical Director, Organ Donation, NHSBT
Lecture Summary

The pandemic has brought the ICU medical ethics of decision making and resource management into the public arena. We have also witnessed suffering in ICU staff from moral distress at unprecedented levels. What ethical lessons has the pandemic taught us? Can we promote ethical discourse that is balanced, insightful and helpful and resist the bad and the ignorant? How do we stop those who promulgate moral panic, drawbridge ethics and magic number ethics? Can we find MORAL Balance? Yes, we can, let us show you how.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Experienced or advanced Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Recognise moral panic, drawbridge ethics and magic number ethics
  • Take a balanced and structured approach to resource management
  • Understand the place of frameworks in ethical decision making
  • Know how to use one ethical decision-making framework: MORAL Balance
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

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