Bedside Matters

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A Forum for Frontline Healthcare Specialists

Contact Hours offered

 

 

ABOUT
OUR
PROGRAM

   

Frontline workers deal with difficult personal and emotional issues alongside administrative constraints that may impact time spent with patients.
 
Bedside Matters is a safe forum to openly discuss thought-provoking topical events and the social and emotional issues that often arise in caring for patients and families.  It has the goal of strengthening relationships between patients and caregivers and helping preserve the human connection in healthcare.

We begin with each session with a VUMC patient case.  After review, a panel of diverse healthcare workers provides their unique perspectives. We then open the discussion to our audience to ask questions and share their experiences.

We ask that all participants have an open mind, share honestly, and be respectful when opinions vary from their own.

Virtual events are held the third Wednesday of every month from 12pm to 1pm.  

We look forward to your participation!

         
         
 

SUGGESTION
FOR BEDSIDE
MATTERS?

   


Our programs include discussion of patients and situations arising from all entities across VUMC.  If you are interested in suggesting or presenting a topic and/or participating as a panel member, please email: Dr. Walter Merrill

         
         
 

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Contact Hour or registration questions?

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Contact Hour Accreditation Statement

IF Contact Hours lists TBD:
This event is eligible for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours; however, the number of hours is yet to be determined.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Next Bedside Matters:

PATIENTS WHO ARE PRISONERS: WHO MAKES HEALTH CARE DECISIONS?

A patient care situation will be presented to show the ethical and legal complexities that can arise in health care decisions with patients who are incarcerated. Common misunderstandings and barriers in health care decision making will be identified for this population.  Strategies for addressing these misunderstandings and removing these barriers will be offered.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12pm - 1pm
Teams Live Stream

Panelists:
• Hannah Schmidt, LMSW
• Michele Marsicano, JD 
• Julia Morris, JD 
• Allison M. McCarthy, PhD 
• Joseph B. Fanning, PhD

Registration for TEAMS mtg
*Right click on TEAMS Link above and copy the hyperlink into Microsoft Edge if you are having trouble accessing the link with Google Chrome
Need further assistance?  Please reach out to Judy Ledgerwood at judy.ledgerwood@vumc.org 

CONTACT HOUR = TBD