Bioethics in Healthcare

by Instructor: Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND

$20.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

Thirty-five years ago, few healthcare practitioners had heard the word “bioethics.” Now, healthcare practitioners serve on ethics committees, articles about ethics appear in a variety of publications, and the number of universities with advanced degrees in ethics continues to expand. Healthcare professionals adhere to a code of ethics that reflects the guiding values and principles of their profession. No single event created the field of bioethics; instead, a cascade of events created the discipline and changed healthcare decision making. These events brought lawyers, legislators, philosophers, and theologians together with physicians to insist on collective decision making, guidelines, and regulations to enhance patient autonomy. This course will help healthcare professionals become better versed in the topic of bioethics and help them identify and assess situations so ethical responses can be chosen and enacted.

About the Course Author

Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has worked for several years as a clinical nutrition manager in California, Virginia, and Utah. Her clinical experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities. She is a nutrition support specialist and a certified lactation educator. She has volunteered in several positions for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for consumer protection and access to the best nutrition care for those in her community. Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    Activity Number: 113366 Learning Need Code(s): 1000, 1050 CPE Level: Level II

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    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.

    This module is Reading-Based.

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    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD35
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the legal and medical terminology used in bioethics.; Describe the history and evolution of bioethics.; List organizations that provide guidance and oversight for ethical standards in healthcare.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; intermediate level Occupational Therapists; intermediate level Social Workers; Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists; Respiratory Therapists; Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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