2020, March 26 – 27 – 7th National Nursing Ethics Conference – Los Angeles, CA

Location: UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA

Moral Agents in Action

Poster Abstracts due – NOVEMBER 10, 2019 BY 11:59 PM PST

Please consider submitting a poster abstract for review, to present at the
2020 National Nursing Ethics Conference (NNEC). The Ethics of Caring® is
proud to host the seventh NNEC at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los
Angeles, CA March 26-27, 2020, with additional poster viewing the night of
March 25. See detailed instructions for abstract submissions

Conference Description: Our roles in healthcare call us to be moral
agents, promoting beneficence in our care and interaction with others. This
responsibility is complicated, as our agency necessitates commitments to
many (patients, their families, society), our professional relationships
within organizations, and our commitment to the goals and values of our
professions. In a sense, we are double, and at times, triple agents who
face competing obligations, and at times encounter limitations and
obstacles as we try to meet them. If we feel caught in this bind, we must
consider how to move beyond the idea of “fixing it,” which can trap us in
narrowed perspectives. Our fast-paced environments and habituation to quick
responses and timely reaction can also limit creativity and reflection in
these moments. Yet it is in these instances, amidst the pressures, that we
need to pause, to see the bigger picture and discern an ethical response.
This process is not always graceful, but even if we blunder, reflection and
debriefing teach us how we might respond differently in the future. The
2020 NNEC provides an opportunity to learn how to appreciate ethical
humility, develop ethical competence, cultivate ethical cultures, and
appreciate the complexity of being moral agents and acting in more
well-informed and virtuous ways.

Keynote Speakers:
Elizabeth Peter, Dorrie Fontaine, Mary C. Gentile, Jessica Hanson, Patty
Skolnik, Beth Epstein, Linda Olson