Courses

Introduction to Bioethics (ET1001)


Author(s): Univ. Washington - School of Medicine


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CLCP, CNLCP, Delaware BON, RNs


Credit Hours: 8


Course Description

This course provides a basic introduction to bioethics. We will present various case studies outlining various scenarios in which you could be faced with ethically challenging situations.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. ALL COURSE OBJECTIVES REFER BACK TO THE CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR REHAB COUNSELORS, CASE MANAGERS, NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS and LIFE CARE PLANNERS:

    Discuss Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives.

  2. Define the following Ethical Principles (Action Guides):
    1.) Autonomy
    2.) Justice
    3.) Beneficence
    4.) Nonmaleficence

  3. As related to the Code of Professional Ethics, explain the Professional/Patient relationship in terms of:
    1.) The Rules of Veracity
    2.) The Rules of Confidentiality and Privacy
    3.) The Rules of Fidelity
    4.) The Conflicts Among contractual and role obligations

Course Overview

This course provides a basic introduction to bioethics. We will present various case studies outlining various scenarios in which you could be faced with ethically challenging situations.  

 
Outline
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Advance Directives
  • Breaking Bad News
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Confidentiality
  • Cross-Cultural Issues & Diverse Beliefs with an Emphasis on Pediatrics 
  • Do Not Resuscitate Orders
  • End of Life Issues
  • Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultation
  • Futility
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Informed Consent
  • Informed Consent in the Operating Room
  • Interdisciplinary Team Issues
  • Law and Ethics
  • Managed Care
  • Maternal-Fetal Conflict
  • Mistakes
  • Neonatal / ICU Issues
  • Parental Decision Making
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • Professionalism
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Research Issues
  • Resource Allocation
  • Spirituality and Medicine
  • Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment
  • Truth-Telling and Withholding Information
 

Course Price

$64.00

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