Bioethics in Healthcare - OT35

Bioethics in Healthcare

by Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
OT35
(4.5 / 827 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.20 AOTA CEU)

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Price: $34.00
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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to inform readers about ethical dilemmas and decisions and help them identify and assess situations so ethical responses can be chosen and enacted. Studying the history of bioethics can help students understand how specific historical events revealed the need for these kinds of bioethical models and approaches, creating foundations upon which today’s ethical approaches are built. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the history and evolution of bioethics.
  • Define the legal and medical terminology used in bioethics.
  • List organizations that provide guidance and oversight for ethical standards in healthcare.
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends
 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 1/29/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/23/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Maximilian Z - Clayton, NC  ·  Feb 17, 2020
Challenging course but informative
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Delena B - Richmond, TX  ·  Nov 18, 2019
I feel that course needs to include more scenarios and everyday examples
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AMI J - East Alton, IL  ·  Oct 28, 2019
I learned a lot more about bioethics by taking this course.
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Caroline W - Austin, TX  ·  Oct 15, 2019
completed within one hour
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Thomas G - mt. laurel, NJ  ·  Oct 03, 2019
informative concise about important decisions for all patients and family members
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ONLINE
Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00