237147 Rural Bioethical Situations: Resources for Informing Public Health Providers & Students

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, PH/CNS-BC , College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL
The multidiscipline Coalition for Rural Health Care Ethics was organized to explored familiar ethical challenges that occurred in the rural health care context. With funding from the National Library of Medicine, the Coalition published an Online Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics which focused on the needs of clinicians and administrators in rural practice. Additional funding from the National Rural Health Association supported development of the Rural Ethics Training Manual; both are available at: http://dms.dartmouth.edu/cfm/resources/rhc/

For this session the speaker will discuss releveant bioethical topics and how these can be impacted by social, cultural, and economic contextual factors in a rural community.

The Ethics Handbook and the Ethics Training Manual, two readily accessible resources that can be used by public health educators will be demonstrated. To be highlighted are practical and useful strategies to promote awareness and inform students in public health courses and professionals who practice in public health agencies about the prevention, recognition and management of ethical situations in rural settings.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify potential and actual bioethical situations that occur in rural public practice settings. 2) Examine educational approaches to promote awareness of rural contextual features that can impact bioethical situations in public health. 3) Demonstrate the Online Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics and the Rural Ethics Training Manual, resources designed to inform about rural bioethical events.

Keywords: Ethics Training, Rural Communities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the nurse represntative to the committee that developed these materials
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.