Nursing Grand Rounds: Avoiding Values Imposition in Clinical Care

This online course focuses on value concepts and definitions and healthcare providers identifying their own values, biases, and beliefs. Additionally recognizing when differences exist between the healthcare provider’s and patient/family’s values and beliefs. Strategies will be presented to reduce moral distress in healthcare providers. Case scenarios will be utilized to practice contentious conversations at the bedside and getting to the why behind decisions to find neutrality.

Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for RNs, LPNs, and healthcare professionals in all practice settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the problem of values imposition in clinical care
  • Describe the approach for discovering the values in others
  • Employ a technique for recognizing your bioethical values
  • Outline how value neutrality can help reduce moral distress

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a recorded presentation.


Autumn Fiester, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Education
Faculty Program Director
Master of Bioethics and Master of Science in Medical Ethics
Division of Medical Ethics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania  
Philadelphia, PA

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 Attendance


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