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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Introduction to Medical Ethics

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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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • 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

For more continuing education information regarding this webinar, click here.

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This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
Featured VITAS expert:
James Wright| VITAS Healthcare
James Wright, DO
Regional Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare

As a regional medical director, Dr. Wright collaborates on clinical programs and supports the growth of 14 VITAS programs in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin. Dr. Wright has been with VITAS for more than 20 years. He has been named to VITAS’s prestigious Leadership Council and has received several notable awards by the company in recognition of his efforts, skill and extensive knowledge of the level of care required by patients at the end of life.

Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Wright was in private practice after serving 14 years in the US Army as both a nurse and a physician. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. He earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed an internship and residency at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.