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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a case analysis analyzing the best interest course of action for a patient who has a terminal illness and lacks decisional capacity to exemplify how nurses can provide information, facilitate discussion, and otherwise support patients and families to achieve best interest outcomes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recall the concept of and research about decision making with consideration of ethical dilemmas in health care.
  2. Explain how the Stakeholders, Facts, Norms, and Options (SFNO) framework can be used to determine the best interest course of action in an ethical dilemma.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JHPN0220A
Published: February 2020
Expires: 12/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 14/18 (77%)
Authors: Karen O. Moss, PhD, RN, CNL; Robert Guerin, PhD; Olubukunola Mary Dwyer, JD, MA; Celia E. Wills, PhD, RN; Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN