As a nursing home administrator, it is likely that you will encounter situations at work that leave you wondering what to do, and as a healthcare professional, you have a responsibility to make reasonable and ethical decisions. Your decisions have far-reaching consequences for all concerned. In this course, you will learn about ethics and ethical concepts as well as the decision-making techniques needed to make the right decision in tough situations. The goal of this course is to educate nursing facility administrators on the principles and practice of healthcare ethics.
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-7989. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.0000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Ethics Concepts
Why is Ethical Decision Making Difficult?
Primary Principles of Healthcare Ethics
Secondary Ethical Principles
Concept of Ethical Dilemmas
Additional Ethical Concepts to Consider
Meet Mrs. Hoang
Code of Ethics
Section 3: Ethical Obligations
Addressing Ethical Obligations
The Confused Driver
The New Diagnosis
Section 4: Ethical Decision Making
Theories Guiding Decision Making
How Do You Decide?
Six Step Process
Back to Anna’s Situation
Section 5: Ethics Committees
Section 6: Conclusion
Ed has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, and his areas of expertise are emergency and critical care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, occupational health and safety, and home care. Ed served in several senior nursing leadership roles to include: Emergency Services Director, Physician Practices Director and Administrative Director of Nursing at the executive level. Ed is certified in LEAN Healthcare efficiency fundamentals and tactics which he has successfully deployed over the years in multiple settings resulting in cost savings, improved quality, and patient safety. He earned his Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Staten Island, New York in 1990 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2006. Ed is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 34 years. Disclosure: Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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