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Course Overview

As a clinical health professional, you have to make ethical decisions on a regular basis. Many of them are quite straightforward and common sense. Others, however, can present you with an ethical dilemma, where the best course of action is not always clear. The professional organization related to your field has an ethical code of conduct with guidelines, but it would be impossible for these guidelines to cover every situation. Furthermore, knowing ethical standards and being able to apply them to unique situations are two different things. In this course, you will be introduced to the concept of ethics and standards of conduct that relate to clinical health professionals. The main goal of this course is to teach you how to identify situations where ethical challenges are common, as well as how to incorporate a few different ethical decision-making models into those challenges. To better help you apply the material you learn, you will test your knowledge as you work your way through this course through a series of interactive vignettes.

About the Course Author

Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (48 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.25HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.25HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    1.25HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

    Content Area: C9
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.25HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 Ethics continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.20HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • National Academy of Certified Care Managers

    1.25HOURS


    Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA. This activity approved for 1.25 CMC contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.25HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • National Academy of Certified Care Managers

    1.25HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-EDM-V2
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Demonstrate how to apply ethical decision-making models to various ethical dilemmas.; Describe common ethical challenges among clinical health professionals.; Discuss ethics and ethical standards of conduct.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    A. About This Course
    B. Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview of Ethical Decision-Making
    A. Meet Martina
    B. Ethical Codes of Conduct
    C. The Purpose of Ethics Codes
    D. Examples of Ethical Standards
    E. Where Do Ethical Dilemmas Come From?
    F. Ethical Decision-Making
    G. Review
    H. Summary
    Section 3: Common “Ethical Hot Spots”
    A. Section Overview
    B. Confidentiality
    C. Dual Relationships/Boundary Issues
    D. Ethics and Sexual Attraction
    E. Teaching/Training
    F. Documentation and HIPAA
    G. Telepsychology
    H. Malory’s Relationship
    I. Summary
    Section 4: The Markkula Center Ethical Decision-Making Model
    A. Section Overview
    B. Utilitarian Approach
    C. Rights-Based Approach
    D. Fairness or Justice Approach
    E. Quick Check: Roger’s Rights
    F. Common Good Approach
    G. Virtues Approach
    H. Bert’s Dilemma: Is Tori Good for the Group?
    I. Summary
    Section 5: The Forrester-Miller and Davis Ethical Decision-Making Model
    A. Section Overview
    B. The Forrester-Miller and Davis Ethical Decision Making Model
    C. Jarome’s Confidentiality Violation
    D. Desire and Dominique
    E. Applying the Forrester-Miller and Davis Model: Sexual Attraction
    F. Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    A. Summary
    B. Course Contributors
    C. Resources
    D. References
    E.Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; Entry level Psychologists; Entry, Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • 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.
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    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.