2018 Seminar at Sea: Jan. 27-Feb. 3

“Controversial Issues: Changes Affecting the Nursing Profession Today and in the Future”


Purpose Statement

The practice of nursing has always included controversies regarding best care practices for our patients. Controversial issues in nursing practice encourages discussion of research, best practices, experiences, and ultimately results in improving the quality of care we provide our patients. Because of the vulnerability of patients, nurses struggle over ethical and practical resolution of numerous controversial issues. This program will provide a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today, including medical cannabis, savior siblings, exclusion criteria in organ transplants and emergency services, futile care, DNA banking, and chemical sterilization. The current state of knowledge, questions to be answered, and future directions will be analyzed. This program will provide nurses the opportunity to reflect on conflicting viewpoints and develop your own thoughts on demands being made for the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery and nursing practice.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe various controversial issues in the 21st century: 1 Hour
  • 1.5 Hours meeting with Hawaiian Nurses Association (Jan 27, 1-3:30 pm)
  • Discuss deviations from traditional practices in nursing : 2 Hours (Jan 28, 7-9 am)
  • Analyze opposing viewpoints and perspectives on ethical theories guiding nursing practice: 2 Hours (Jan 30th, 7-9 am)
  • Synthesize research findings and personal experiences and viewpoints regarding controversial nursing practices: 3 Hours (Feb 01, 7-10 am)
  • Reflect on conflicting viewpoints and develop a personal algorithm for resolving controversial issues affecting nursing practice: 1.5 Hours (Feb 02, 4:30-6 pm)

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been awarded 11 contact hours (and up to 7.0 CH of Independent Study) through the New York State Nurses Association Accredited Provider Unit.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support or sponsorship was received.

NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.

Declaration of vested interests: None.

Event Address: 

Honolulu, HI
United States

Start Date: 

Add to My Calendar January 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

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