Introduction to Medical Ethics

We offered this webinar on September 8, 2016 and September 21, 2017.

End-of-life care is full of decisions that must be made by patients, families and their healthcare providers. This webinar provides an overview of medical ethics and demonstrates how informed consent and advanced directives ensure that healthcare decision making is both legal and ethical.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Define medical ethics and its various principles
  • Articulate the legal and ethical bases for informed consent
  • Comprehend the legal and ethical bases for advance directives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical bases for surrogate decision-making

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Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.