Ethics for Healthcare Professionals (ET2300)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, MCBAP-Related, MSCC, NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

The basics of biomedical ethics haven’t changed. The ethical principles, theories, and values that have guided our decision-making are the same, but the scenarios requiring ethical consideration have evolved.

Many of the ethical dilemmas healthcare professionals face today were non-existent a few decades ago. Social media has placed ethical concerns on the medical community. The pandemic called into discussion multiple ethical dilemmas. An old ethical problem, dual relationships, is being reviewed due to societal changes. As society ages, dementia is becoming more common, and ethics in the context of that diagnosis cause the need for a review of the basic principles of beneficence and non-maleficence.

In this course, we will discuss both the foundational ethical principles and their application in situations more common in today’s modern society. Included in the course are the codes of conduct for CCM, CRC, CDMS, RN, and NAADAC and how they apply in their relationship to these old and new ethical challenges.

Course Objectives

  1. State the four ethical principles and some common ethical theories.

  2. Compare the terms ethical, moral, and legal.

  3. Describe the multiple steps in an ethical decision-making process.

  4. Explain the ethical dilemmas involved with marijuana and healthcare professionals.

  5. Discuss the ethical dilemma of dual relationships and the changing view on that.

  6. Describe how social media can present ethical problems for healthcare professionals.

  7. Recount what ethical challenges were faced during the pandemic.

  8. Present the ethical dilemmas the diagnosis of dementia presents.

Course Outline

  1. The basic principles, theories, and value of medical ethics

  2. Moral, ethical, and legal

  3. The ethical dilemma and process for ethical decision-making

  4. Conflict of interest including social media

  5. Confidentiality

  6. Ethics and marijuana

  7. Dual relationships and boundaries including social media

  8. Ethics in the pandemic

  9. The demented ethics of dementia

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