Webinar Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Course CE Credits: 
1 Nursing Contact Hour
Course Format: 
Recorded Event
Course Target audience: 
This presentation was intended for staff from many levels
disciplines and settings (both acute care and long term care). Attendees included
behavioral health staff
nurse practitioners
Nursing Home Administrators
Social Workers and Case Manages from both Acute and Long term care.
Course Description: 

As America begins to adjust to life after the implementation of the Patient Affordability Care Act (ACA), health care professionals in general are faced with a myriad of ethical, legal and policy concerns while engaged in patient care. For those professionals caring for older adults, the challenges are even more complex. With an aging population, and as the number of individuals with serious or life threatening illness continues to grow, the needs of geriatric patients and that of their families remains a public health concern. This webinar addresses contemporary issues faced by geriatric providers while they work to keep ethics in practice.

Course Learning Objectives: 

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethical and legal issues in current geriatric nursing practice.
  • Provide dialogue and guidance on daily practice issues
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in addressing challenges and employing best practices.
  • Identify policy opportunities to move an advanced care agenda forward.
Course Disclaimer: 

The presenter hanoconflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Author: Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

A registered nurse and attorney, Gloria Ramsey is recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership in the areas of end-of-life care, health disparities, working with vulnerable populations, particularly among African Americans and persons with disabilities. Her tireless efforts have brought the voice of nursing to the health care practice community and to the education of interdisciplinary providers. Gloria has been engaged in interdisciplinary research and scholarship to examine reasons why African Americans do and do not complete advance directives. As a result of her expertise in this area, she was invited to work with investigators from Duke University Center for End of Life Care to develop and implement the didactic content for APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African-Americans at Life’s End), a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and Aetna Foundations; and recently she was asked to review and revise the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) curricula on cultural considerations when caring for African Americans. She was also selected from a national competition to participate in the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) for Veterans program offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the City of Hope to improve end-of-life care for Veterans.

Dr. Ramsey has provided leadership to national projects focusing on end-of-life care and has held professional service appointments with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics Taskforce; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Nurse Affinity Group; American Public Health Association Forum on Bioethics; the Hastings Center; HHS; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Health Disparities Academic Advisory Board; and Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare Black Bioethicist Taskforce.

Dr. Ramsey is admitted to the United States Supreme Court; appointed to the State of Maryland Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life; appointed Commissioner American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; member board of directors for the National Association for Social Work Foundation; and served as member of Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, and selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing and is currently Co-Chair of the Academy’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.

She holds a joint appointment in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) schools of Nursing and Medicine -Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics- and is director Community Research Engagement for the university’s Center for Health Disparities. She is the author of several scholarly publications and an invited speaker at national and international conferences.