Bioethics in Healthcare - SW35

Bioethics in Healthcare

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
SW35
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This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (2.00 CE ClockHr)

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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
 

 
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.
 
Social workers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 ethics continuing education clock hours.
 
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #132 Course #1639 from 07/30/2018 to 07/30/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 2
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE 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 #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with Clinical Vignette
 
 
Audience
 
Social Workers
 
Social Work Practice Levels: Basic/Intermediate/Advanced
 
 
Author Information
 
Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. She founded Nutrition Dimension, Inc., and is a former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in the WIC program. She has written, edited, and presented numerous conti nuing education seminars and distance learning courses, and has lectured before international, national, state and local groups of medical, fitness and nutrition professionals. Kline is the original author of the bioethics course.
 
Katherine Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, works for the Veterans Health Administration in southern Oregon as a clinical dietitian in home-based primary care. Dodd is also a board certified specialist in geriatric nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has a working knowledge of bioethics in healthcare.
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
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Accommodations for Disabilities
 
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Grievance Procedure
 
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While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
 
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Course Originally Released on: 12/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/27/2018

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Patricia T - phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 20, 2018
great information on the subject
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Karen K - Leesburg, VA  ·  Sep 18, 2018
Interesting article about bioethics.
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LaShae S - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Sep 17, 2018
I have always had a difficult time understanding advanced directives. This course was very detailed and easy to understand. I really appreciated the defintions of the various terms and detailed information regarding the major court cases that created the various laws.
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Erika G - Tarpon Springs, FL  ·  Sep 14, 2018
Very useful information and applicable to my job.
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Wildalis A - Naranjito, PR  ·  Sep 12, 2018
Very GOOD PRESENTATION
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