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Webinars are free and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASA member to attend.

Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
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As the older adult population continues to grow, it is imperative that we understand the unique ethical challenges facing those who are caring for elders.

This one-hour webinar explores ethical considerations around autonomy, informed consent and mental capacity to help promote a person-centered culture of empathy, respect and dignity. The discussion reviews how to recognize biases that may impact the care of older adults and presents assessment tools to ethically integrate into any care settings.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Define autonomy and the role of the healthcare provider in upholding patient autonomy.
  • Identify the role of the healthcare provider in preserving patient rights.
  • Describe the difference between capacity and competence.
  • Recite the triggers indicating a need for further investigation into a patient’s capacity.
  • Identify steps to reduce one’s own bias relating to ethical sensitivity.


Kelly StoneKelly Stone, MSN, RN, is the director of operations for Right at Home company-owned locations. Her career-long nursing experience has focused on geriatric care, spanning hospital case management to private duty homecare services. She is passionate about educating professionals in geriatric care ethics to improve patient and client outcomes.