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AAP SONPM Virtual Ethics Conference Recorded Sessions

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Mon, 9/30/24
Credits: 6.75

This content was recorded on 4/10/2, during the American Academy of Pediatrics Section On Neonatal Perinatal Medicine TECaN and District V Virtual Neonatal Ethics Conference hosted by the University of Michigan Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.

Educational Planner
Stephanie K Kukora, MD

Marin Arnolds, MD
Christy L Cummings, MD
Mobolaji Eniola Famuyide, MD, MPH
Jessica T Fry, MD
Sarah K Gelehrter, MD
Katherine Guttmann, MD, MBE
Jeanne A Krick, MD, MA
Stephanie K Kukora, MD
Steven R Leuthner, MD
John D. Lantos, MD
Naomi Tricot Laventhal, MD
Alaina K Pyle, MD
Erin E Perrone, MD
Lucia Wocial, PhD, HEC-C

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Analyze ethically challenging situations arising in clinical neonatology practice, and apply bioethical frameworks based on empiric evidence to guide decision-making in these contexts.
  2. Explain how trust and empathetic communication are essential to patient care in the neonatal ICU, and demonstrate family-centered approaches to engage and support parents of critically ill infants.
  3. Integrate understanding of how technological advances and associated changes in morbidity and mortality impact evidence-based approaches to managing severe neonatal conditions in clinical practice.
  4. Develop an approach to considering morally and emotionally difficult situations and resolving conflicts in the clinical setting to avoid moral distress and moral injury.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physicians, Social Workers in the fields of Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychology, Social Work.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date:October 2021
Termination Date: September 2024

Additional Info:

Bibliographic Resources

  1. Lantos JD, Meadow W. Neonatal Bioethics: The Moral Challenges of Medical Innovation. Johns Hopkins University Press; 2006.
  2. Mercurio MR. The aftermath of Baby Doe and the evolution of newborn intensive care. Georgia State University Law Review. 2008;25(4):Article 9. 
  3. Berger TM. Decisions in the Gray Zone: Evidence-Based or Culture-Based? The Journal of Pediatrics. 2010;156(1):7-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.08.044
  4. Dudzinski DM. Navigating moral distress using the moral distress map. J Med Ethics. 2016;42(5):321-324. doi:10.1136/medethics-2015-103156
  5. Prentice TM, Gillam L, Davis PG, Janvier A. The use and misuse of moral distress in neonatology. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018;23(1):39-43. doi:10.1016/j.siny.2017.09.007
  6. Guttmann K, Flibotte J, Seitz H, Huber M, DeMauro SB. Goals of Care Discussions and Moral Distress among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Staff. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021. in press.
Category: Medical Ethics

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 6.75
Participation: 6.75