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This course provides an overview of bioethics as it applies to healthcare and nursing in the U.S. It shows how ethics functions within nursing, and looks at the ethical challenges involved in physician-assisted suicide, organ transplantation, and genetic testing.
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Everyday Ethics for Nurses
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Nursing Ethics, Part 1: The History of Bioethics in the United States
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No single event created bioethics. Instead, a cascade of events created the discipline and changed healthcare decision making. This course provides an overview of the history of bioethics as it applies to healthcare and nursing in the U.S.
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Nursing Ethics, Part 4: Hospital and Healthcare Ethics Committees
Because nurses have close and continual contact with patients, their role on ethics committees is vital. Nurses will learn about ethical concepts, so they can advocate intelligently for patients and make a valuable contribution to ethics committees.
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End-of-Life Issues
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Although most people would prefer to die at home, many will die in institutions. Caring for a patient approaching the end of life is a challenge. This module will provide an overview for clinicians who provide comfort and support to dying patients and their families regardless of the setting.
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Nursing Ethics, Part 6: No Easy Answers, Ethical Dilemmas in Bioethics
The principles of beneficence, justice, nonmaleficence and respect for autonomy can help nurses advocate for the well-being of their patients. This CE activity defines the dilemmas and explains the arguments on different sides of hot-button issues.
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Advance Directives: Conversations Matter
Most Americans don’t have advance directives and may face a life-threatening illness without a plan to guide their healthcare providers or relatives. End-of-life care experts stress the need for promoting ongoing dialogue between patients and healthcare providers.
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Hospice and Palliative Care: Right Patient, Right Time, Right Place
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This CE activity compares services and reimbursement for hospice and palliative care programs. The goal is to educate nurses so they can discuss options with patients and make appropriate referrals based on patient and family goals of care.
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Nursing Ethics, Part 5: The Process of Ethical Decision Making
When nurses face ethical dilemmas, they need to understand the process of ethical decision making and the role values play in informing decisions. This CE module provides the background information needed to increase nurses’ understanding.
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CE560
Nursing Ethics, Part 2: The Language of Bioethics
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Ethical theory provides a framework within which nurses can assess the acceptability of actions and the morality of judgments. This CE activity informs nurses about the key terms, theories and principles found in bioethics.
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CE561
Nursing Ethics, Part 3: Ethics in Nursing
Nurses must learn about ethics to practice in the best interests of the patient. This activity features the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, which serves as a guide to reflect and gain a deeper understanding of the ethical principles that guide the profession.
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Helm an ethics team
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RNs can successfully lead interprofessional ethics committees with the right tools.
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Address your moral distress
Liaisons help nurses feel supported in voicing and discussing ethical concerns.
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When the end of life is near
Nurses must see to patients’ both physical and psychological needs during this difficult time.
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Call out unsafe practices
Speaking out if a colleague is not operating by ethical standards can be intimidating, but is necessary.
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8 key assumptions
Nurse leaders draft a blueprint for a healthcare culture that is more supportive of nursing ethics.
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Who's your go-to person?
RNs share whom they turn to for support when faced with an ethical dilemma at work.
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How to make ethical decisions
What a patient wants should be of paramount importance when a decision needs to be made.
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Make every day count
A nurse helps a dying patient spend as much time as possible with his young daughter.
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Know the code
Being familiar with the Code of Ethics can help nurses prepare for tough ethical dilemmas that are bound to happen.
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Choose your words wisely
A patient tapes his medical employees making inappropriate comments about him while he is sedated.
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Live by the code
Base your practice on strong moral principles.
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LGBTQ CE series debuts
Learn about the health needs of the LGBTQ community with a new series of courses.
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6 key ethical principles
Discover how fidelity, beneficence, autonomy and other principles come into play in ethics.
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Are you an ethics champion?
Operate within three core responsibilities to make a critical difference in patients’ lives.
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From bioethics to palliative care, several education modules provide important ethics lessons for nurses.
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Detect human trafficking
The first steps in patient care for potential victims is identification and assessment.
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Keep it confidential
Nurses who work in the community are obligated to follow confidentiality and privacy policies.
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Protect whistleblowers
The ANA Code of Ethics says nurses have a responsibility to assist whistleblowers.
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A beautiful death
Nurse learns valuable lessons about end-of-life care and experiencing a beautiful death.
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