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Practical Ethics: Addressing the Real-Life Challenges Confronting Healthcare Professionals
CE Test
$9.99 USD
This purchase is for online CE Test only
Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
KATHLEEN KOVARIK, PHD, RN
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
1/27/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT076820
Objectives
  1. Determine scenarios that benefit from ethics committee involvement.
  2. Investigate ethical insights to clinical and workplace scenarios.
  3. Apply a variety of ethical decision-making tools to analyze complex patient/family dilemmas.
  4. Integrate knowledge from precedent-setting ethical cases into current decision-making.
  5. Critique current ethical cases utilizing sound ethical principles.
  6. Dissect potential ethical dilemmas arising from technological advances now and in the future.
  7. Incorporate a variety of “ethical tools” into a practical, usable, and easily accessible ethical toolkit.
Outline

What are Your Values?

  • Exploration of Foundational Beliefs/Values
  • Values Exercise
  • Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills

Health-Care Ethics

  • Human Medical Experimentation and Evolution of Ethics
  • Key Cases and Codes
    • Presidents Garfield and McKinley
    • Tuskegee Syphilis Study
    • Nuremburg Trials and Nuremburg Code
    • Declaration of Helsinki
    • The “God Committee” and Dialysis
  • Recent Application of Ethical Decisions in the U.S.

Ethics Committees

  • When is it Appropriate to Involve the Ethics Committee?
  • Seeking Consultation: How To’s
  • Understanding the Composition of Committees/Models

Ethical Foundations

  • Ethical Viewpoints and Stances
    • Deontology versus Teleology
    • Objectivism versus Relativism
  • Key Theories
    • Kantian Ethics
    • Natural Law
    • Utilitarianism
    • Rawlsian Ethics
    • Ethic of Care
    • Rights-Based Ethics
    • Communitarian Ethics

Ethical Principles

  • Autonomy
  • Beneficence
  • Non-maleficence
  • Veracity
  • Fidelity
  • Justice
  • Respect for Persons

Ethical Decision-Making: A Toolkit for Practice

  • Framing Ethical Questions and Problems
  • Decision-Making Formats and Tools
    • The Four-Quadrant Approach
    • Bennett-Woods Eight Step Model

The Most Controversial Cases

  • Classic, Precedent-Setting Cases
  • Current Ethical Dilemmas and Recent Cases
    • Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs and ANDs
    • Cases Involving Personhood Definitions
    • Issues of Informed Consent
  • What are some of the Most Complex Cases You’ve Encountered?

Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas: Decision-Making Team Practice

  • A Dilemma of Limited Resources: Hurricane Katrina and Mercy Hospital

Exercising Ethical Leadership

  • Ethical Leadership in the Workplace
  • Keeping Current on Ethical Issues
  • Ethical Dilemmas on the Horizon: Advancing Technology
  • Recent Research: A Sampler
  • Educational Opportunities in
  • Health-Care Ethics
Author

KATHLEEN KOVARIK, PHD, RN

Kathleen Kovarik, PhD, RN, is an experienced clinician and educator with 17 years of teaching and lecturing in a variety of settings (schools of nursing, regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats). Her clinical experiences have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center Regional Burn Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, WA, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, MT. Currently, Kathleen calls the Black Hills of South Dakota her home, where she serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City, is the director of Faces of Leadership (leadership training and consultation), teaches Applied Health-Care Ethics for Regis University in Denver, and team-teaches an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Course as clinical faculty for the University of South Dakota’s medical school.

Dr. Kovarik has pursued her love of ethics and has taught ethics content for many years in her faculty positions with Washington State University and South Dakota State University. Her work in a Level I Trauma Center/Burn Unit and in home care/parish nursing gives her a broad- spectrum viewpoint and rich experiences to share. She developed expertise in pain management and end-of-life care, and was selected to serve on the Board of the Washington-Alaska State Cancer Pain Initiative and to do a fellowship with the University of Colorado in pediatric pain management.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathleen Kovarik is the Executive Director for Faces of Leadership. She has an employment relationship with Regis University. Dr. Kovarik receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathleen Kovarik has no non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Ethics
This self-study course includes 6.0 hours of general ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Chaplains/Clergy
This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 1/27/2019
No CE available for this board.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.1 self-study contact hours.

Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Social Workers: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.1 continuing education hours.

Florida Social Workers:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Montana Social Workers: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Social Workers:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Kansas Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Professionals