Dear I.C. Ethics Members,
I would like to welcome you to the International Clinical Ethics Section’s webpage. This section was established in 2013 and this past year our section has been very active, with some of the accomplishments listed below.
Presented at CNW14
I.C. Ethics Section Meeting: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Patient Feeding Issues−Comfort Feeding to Forced Feeding
Education Session: Creating a Healthcare Environment to Prevent Nutrition Support Ethical Dilemmas
Created for ASPENConnect’s Food For Thought: Clinical Ethics Case Study Series, Forced Feeding of Hunger Strikers
I.C. Ethics members published the following articles:
Integrating Patient-Centered Care and Clinical Ethics into Nutrition Practice in Nutrition in Clinical Practice, October 2013.
Advancing Nutrition Support Practice with Clinical Ethics in Support Line, February 2014.
Clinical Ethics Insight Columns in Nutrition in Clinical Practice National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 2014.
Integrating the “Conversation Ready” Initiative Into Nutrition Practice, June 2014.
Achieving Patient-Centered Care in a Case of a Patient with Advanced Dementia, August 2014.
Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Patients With Advanced Dementia or Near End of Life in Nutrition in Clinical Practice, available online October 2014.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Gastrointestinal Nutrition Interventions Chapter in The Health Professional’s Guide to Gastrointestinal Nutrition, 2015.
Conducted ASPEN Clinical Ethics Survey and submitted abstract to CNW15.
We are encouraging our Section members to be involved in several different ways including: volunteering to serve on upcoming projects−such as planning the I.C. Ethics section meeting and education session at CNW16, generating ideas for abstracts to submit for CNW16; providing feedback and suggestions to improve our Section’s efforts; and becoming active on the ASPENConnect Section community.
Please plan on attending at CNW15 our Section meeting! We have an exciting year ahead and I look forward to serving Section member interests through the efforts of our volunteer members. Thank you to all who have contributed and those of you who will contribute to our collaborative work in I.C. Ethics.
Denise Baird Schwartz, MS, RD, CNSC, FADA, FAND, FASPEN
Chair International Clinical Ethics Section of ASPEN