Target audience: Newly licensed registered nurses

For more information, contact Julie Racicot via email at


After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1| Summarize one way to contact the BH Ethics team.
2| Describe two resources available from the palliative care team.
3| Define moral distress.
4| Give an example of the effect moral distress has on healthcare workers.
5| Name two benefits offerings available as a Baystate Health employee.


Peter DePergola, PhD, M.T.S.
Chief Ethics Officer & Senior Director of Clinical Ethics
Baystate Health

Janice Fruwirth, MSN, RN, CHPN
Nurse Coordinator, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care
Baystate Medical Center 

Rev. Ute Schmidt M. Ed.
Manager, Spiritual Services Department
Baystate Medical Center

Jenna Bishop, MS, PHR
Wellness & Worklife Program Manager
Baystate Health

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


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

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 contact hour(s).
Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
01/09/2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center / Zoom
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 3.75 ANCC Contact Hours

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