Plen II PANEL PLENARY: Ethical Issues for a Globalized World

Wednesday, 15 July 2009: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description/Overview: A brief overview of ethical issues likely to achieve prominence as morbidity and mortality becomes increasingly related to personal deliberate behaviors. Poor health behaviors result in chronic conditions where the goal is management to maximize quality of life. As interventions targeting such conditions are largely psychosocial, relational ethics, and a concern for practice environments that enhance the virtues essential to ethical and therapeutic relations, will increasingly emerge in the global discourse on nursing ethics.
Learner Objective #1: identify ethical concerns of morbidity and mortality related to life style.
Learner Objective #2: discuss ethics as it applies to nursing from a global perspective.
Douglas P. Olsen, PhD, RN, National Center for Ethics in Health Care & Nursing, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, Veterans Health Administration & Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Washington, DC, Esther C. Gallegos, PhD, College of Nursing, University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico and Pamela J. Grace, PhD, RN, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Machelle Fisher, Educational Resources, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN