Brownbag & Webinar Series welcomes Douglas Olsen in November

Douglas P. Olsen, PhD, RN, joined the MSU College of Nursing faculty this fall as Associate Professor. He comes most recently from the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Prior to his work at there, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Yale University. He is on the editorial board of Nursing Ethics and a contributing editor at The American Journal of Nursing. He is a founding member of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics at the University of Surrey and has taught ethics at the Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy as a Fulbright Fellow; Tokyo Women’s University, and as Visiting Associate Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Health Behavior: Ethics and Compliance

There is an increasingly compelling need to address people’s ability and willingness to behave in ways consistent with optimum health. Still, ethical uncertainty and values conflicts arise for clinicians working with patients who behave in ways that damage their health. This presentation will review those issues with emphasis on the relational aspects including the ethical use of influence, discontinuity of risk perception, and the effect of clinician perception of patient’s responsibility for pathology. The issues will be reviewed in reference to an obese patient being cared for at home by his wife with nursing support. The patient requires but refuses assistance turning in bed to prevent bedsores – which when ignored result in severe and potentially fatal complications.

Join us for Dr. Olsen’s lecture on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from noon till 1 pm in person or online:

In person: The lecture will take place in East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus, in the Patenge Room (C102). Directions. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Online: Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

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