Patient and Health Care Advocates and Patient Autonomy: Applying the Principles in Practice
2023 ETHICS COLLOQUIUM:
A SERIES OF ETHICS WEBINARS THROUGHOUT 2023
Webinar 1: Patient and Health Care Advocates and Patient Autonomy: Applying the Principles in Practice
with speaker Cathy L. Purvis Lively, Esq, BCPA, JD, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Lively Law Firm
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
TIME: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, Noon PT
Please note, this webinar has been approved for 1 BCPA Ethics CE Credit by the Patient Advocate Certification Board.
Autonomy is a fundamental bioethical principle and legal concept emphasized in western culture. In healthcare, autonomy is the right of the individual to make informed decisions about their care.
As stated in the Patient and Health Care Advocate Code of Ethics, advocates work with clients who desire assistance navigating complex medical and other situations, supporting their ability to make individual and well-informed decisions. The Code of Ethics expressly recognizes that advocacy is grounded in the bioethical principle of autonomy, maleficence, non-maleficence, and justice.
This webinar reviews the scope and the limits of autonomy. The differences between legal and ethical aspects of autonomy and how autonomy impacts the patient and health care advocate’s practice.
- Recognize the scope and the limits of autonomy.
- Identify the differences between legal and ethical aspects of autonomy.
- Describe how autonomy impacts the patient/health advocate's practice.
REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR:
Cathy L. Purvis Lively, Esq, BCPA, JD, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Lively Law Firm
Cathy L. Lively, Esq. is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator in Palm Beach County, Florida. Before attending law school, Ms. Lively was a nurse in critical care and case management. As a nurse and then lawyer, she was always interested in bioethics.
In 2016, Ms. Lively went back to school to pursue her interest in Bioethics; and
graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Bioethics in 2021
and is a doctoral candidate in Bioethics and Health Policy at Loyola University.
In 2021, Ms. Lively became a Board Certified Patient Advocate. Ms. Lively is a Faculty Associate at the School of Profession Studies, Columbia University, and Faculty–Alternative Dispute Resolution Academy.