Bioethics in Healthcare - RD35

Bioethics in Healthcare

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
RD35
(4.5 / 127 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

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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. How did bioethics become such an integral part of healthcare in the U.S.? 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 it will help them identify and assess situations so that ethical responses can be chosen and enacted.

Objectives:

The goal of this bioethics continuing education course 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 completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the history and evolution of bioethics
  • Define the legal and medical terminology used in bioethics
  • List organizations that are concerned with ethical standards in healthcare
 

 
Accreditation 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.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1000, 1050 and performance indicators of 1.1.3, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.5.4.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/27/2018

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

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Karen S - Lancaster, PA  ·  May 22, 2018
Bioethic discussions should occur daily with updates to the family about the whole system not just the specialist view.
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Debra M - Lumberville, PA  ·  May 20, 2018
Interesting, thorough, did a good job of bringing in high profile examples to illustrate concepts and complex issues.
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Tiffany M - Daytona Beach, FL  ·  May 18, 2018
Good overview with many great definitions. Loved the history on research & legal cases that brought about many current laws.
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Kimberly B - Gilbert, AZ  ·  May 15, 2018
A lot of details and specifics rather than a broad understanding of bioethics
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Rick T - Mc Donald, OH  ·  May 04, 2018
Very informative. You will gain a better understanding of Bioethics.
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