Text Size

  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Normal

Current Size: 100%

Raising Your Ethical Antennae

Title: Raising Your Ethical Antennae with Jennifer Ballentine, MA 

CE/CME Offered:

No CE/CME Credit Available

Member Price:  $105.00
Non-Member Price:  $210.00

Payment Options:

Add to Cart

Length: 1.0 hour

This session was recorded at NHPCO’s Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference (VLVC) August 2 2012

Of all the members of the interdisciplinary team, volunteers spend the longest stretches of time with patients and families. Thus, they are uniquely positioned to pick up on issues that may be impeding care or causing conflict. Sometimes these problems involve ethical issues, but volunteers are not well equipped to identify or articulate ethical dilemmas. This lively presentation will provide a working understanding of healthcare ethics and its role in patient care, as well as real-world tools for recognizing and articulating ethical problems. Case examples of The Disappointed Sister, Culture Clash, Drunk and Disorderly, Suffer in Silence? and The Tattling Temp will engage learners and reinforce concepts.


  • Define "ethics" and how it operates in the healthcare context
  • Recognize ethical problems when they arise
  • Articulate the problem using the language of ethical principles
  • Use knowledge to improve patient care

Jennifer Ballentine, MA

Jennifer Ballentine, MA, is Executive Director of Life Quality Institute and President of The Iris Project, an end-of-life consulting and education initiative. She has participated in many collaborative projects with state and national organizations around end-of-life decision making, advance care planning and healthcare ethics. She is a member of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s Professional Education Committee, The Denver Hospice Ethics Committee and a board member for the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum. Jennifer holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA in end-of-life studies from Regis University.


Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Faculty: Jennifer Ballentine has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion: You will have access to this course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
release Date:
review date:

Course expiration date:


System Requirements

Get Acrobat!
The Acrobat Reader is required to view many resources.

Get Flash!
The Flash plug-in is required to view case studies, activities, and course navigation.