Bioethics in Healthcare - SLPA1620

Bioethics in Healthcare

by Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
SLPA1620
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.15 CEU)

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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.
 

 
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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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact ce@oncourselearning.com or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
 
 
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
 
Disclosures:
Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND, has worked as a lactation educator and nutrition support clinician in hospitals, long term care and rehabilitation facilities, and community and public health settings including five years as a hospice dietitian. She has experience working in the neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care units, and is active in nutrition related public policy to advocate for the nutrition-related needs of her patients and clients.
Disclosure: Ms. Phillips has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/5/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

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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