Caring for the Elderly: Ethical Considerations During a Pandemic and Beyond

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Discusses how the elderly have been affected by the pandemic and the ethical issues that have surfaced as a result.  With the use of case studies, topics will include substance abuse, depression/isolation, financial impact/scams, changes in care provision, family caregiver stress and emotions, hospitalization, end of life issues, etc.

Certified for RNs, LVNs, SWs, CCMs, ACMs, PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and LPCs in Texas
Certified for RNs, CCMs, and ACMs in all states
Content Level: Beginner

About the author:
Robyn Horn has her Master’s degree in Long-Term Care Administration from the University of North Texas as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She served as a licensed nursing home administrator for 13 years which included two years at an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility. Robyn has facilitated several caregiver support groups in both facility and community settings. She is also Author of the book, “Transforming the Mundane into Sacred: Spirituality in Caregiving for the Elderly.”

Objectives:

  • Cite statistics related to COVID-19 and the elderly population.
  • Discuss how the pandemic has specifically affected seniors mentally, emotionally and psychologically while also exploring how it has affected seniors’ ability to perform ADLs and IADLs.
  • Contemplate ethical issues that have arisen due to the pandemic.
  • Strategize on how to provide quality physical and psychosocial care to the elderly.

Course Outline:
1)  Learning outcomes and introduction
2)  Review statistics of COVID-19 and the elderly population
3)  Study the four ethical principles surrounding elderly care
4)  Analyze the mental, emotional and physical effects that COVID-19 and the isolation of the pandemic have had on the elderly, family caregivers and professional caregivers
5)  Conclusion

This course is in a written format, and your certificate will be available for download immediately after successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. A score of 80% or greater is required to pass, and you may re-take the post-test if needed.


Nurses – HIS Cornerstone is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002094 (Expires 2/23/2026)
Social Workers: Meets the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council’s CE criteria for 1.0 contact hour.
Physical Therapists/PTAs: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. (Expires 11/1/2024)
Occupational Therapists/OTAs: The TOTA Continuing Education Review Committee has approved this course for the following continuing education units (CEUs): 1 contact hour / 1.0 CEUs of OT Education. (Expires 2/22/2025)
ACMA and CCMC Case Managers: This program fits the description of an ACMA approved CE because it has been awarded contact hour(s) by H.I.S. Cornerstone, a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association. As of July 1, 2020 CCMC recognizes ACMA’s continuing education offerings to meet the requirements of the Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential. This is NOT a CCMC-approved ethics CE.

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Contact Hours

Revision Date

10/28/2023

CE Format

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