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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Introduction to Medical Ethics

Reducing Readmissions | Continuing Education | VITAS Healthcare

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.

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

Thank you for attending this webinar held on September 8, 2016

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:
Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner | VITAS Healthcare
Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
VITAS Healthcare

Dr. Kinzbrunner has extensive experience developing hospice and palliative care professional performance standards, pain and symptom management guidelines, quality assurance and education. He was the lead author of the authoritative hospice text End-of-Life Care: A Practical Guide and has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. He holds a master’s degree in Jewish studies and is an ordained rabbi.