Breakfast at SSCY: Ethical Decision-Making in Pediatric Rehabilitation

The SSCY Network (Specialized Services for Children and Youth) invites you to join us for Breakfast at SSCY, our monthly learning series!  These sessions, available as a webinar, provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss a variety of topics that are relevant to SSCY families, programs, and pediatric rehabilitation service providers.  All are welcome to attend!

Join us on Tuesday, March 12 at 8 am central time to hear from Jennifer Dunsford, RN, MN, MPA, the Regional Director for Ethics Services for the WRHA.  She will discuss how to support ethical decision-making in pediatric rehabilitation.

Many of the decisions we make in health and social services work are inherently ethical. They challenge values and principles, and often cause moral distress. With decisions involving children and families, the stakes often seem especially high.  This workshop will provide a brief introduction to ethical decision-making for clinicians and teams working in pediatric rehabilitation settings.

Using focused case studies, we will:

  • Describe the nature of ethical issues in pediatric rehab

  • Examine some strategies for ethical decision making

  • Unpack an ethical decision-making framework


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Articulate foundational concepts of ethics in health care

  • Describe some of the major ethical dilemmas encountered in pediatrics and rehab settings

  • Use a decision-making framework to work through a difficult ethical issue

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The SSCY Network is a partnership between several service provider agencies, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and three provincial government departments.  Co-locating partners are located in SSCY Centre in Winnipeg.  SSCY partners work together in a family-centred way to provide specialized community-based services for children and youth with disabilities and/or special needs, to support them in reaching their full potential.