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Caring for Pregnant People After Roe: Nursing Ethics and Patient Privacy in the Dobbs Era (Midwifery Week 2023)

Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 2, 2024


Full course description

Since the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, clinicians with varying personal convictions about abortion will be challenged to provide ethical nursing care when patients present with complications of pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion. This continuing education session is designed to help nurses understand their ethical and legal obligations, considering patient privacy, different state contexts, and their personal convictions.

The continuing education activity “Caring for Pregnant People After Roe: Nursing Ethics and Patient Privacy in the Dobbs Era” is approved for continuing education by Frontier Nursing University, ID # 2306-0007. This activity has been approved for one year through October 2, 2024.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the CE session, participants will:

  • Identify at least three routes that patients may use to obtain medications for safe early abortion in the United States.
  • Describe their legal obligations to preserve patient privacy in the context of medication abortion and miscarriage management.
  • Recall their ethical responsibilities to provide patient care in emergency and non-emergency contexts for pregnant, miscarrying or post-abortion patients presenting with complications.
  • Recognize their legal and ethical rights to exercise conscience clauses regarding the care of patients presenting with pregnancy or abortion complications

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