Ethical Issues in Pediatric Care

Publication Date: 25 May 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Mary Pat Turon-Findley, RD, MEd, CMHIMP, LD will define ethics and the 4 principles of ethics; identify aspects that influence decision-making; and discuss examples of pediatric ethical dilemmas through a case study approach.

Course Objectives:

• Define ethics and the 4 principles of ethics. 
• Identify aspects that influence decision-making, and discuss helpful resources. 
• Discuss examples of pediatric ethical dilemmas through a case study approach.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.7.2
  • Run Time: 35

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mary Pat Turon-Findley, RD, MEd, CMHIMP, LD

Registered Dietitian III, Behavioral Health 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Mary Pat Turon-Findley is currently employed at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She attained her B.S. in Nutrition from Miami University and a Master of Nutrition from the University of Cincinnati. Mary has worked for over 35 years in mental health and disordered eating throughout inpatient, outpatient, residential, and partial-day hospitalization settings. She has chaired both the IC Ethics Committee and Publications Committee for ASPEN. Mary has worked on the Core Curriculum chapter on eating disorders. She has presented at multiple ASPEN conferences on topics including ethics, pediatrics, mental health, disordered eating, and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. In addition, she has presented on pediatric disordered eating and ethics for AND, Abbott, ARAND, and CASPEN.
Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Nursing CEs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

Abbott Nutrition’s Statement for Dietitian CPEUs:

This educational activity has been prior-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive the specified continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.


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