Ethical Considerations for Palliative Care

 

As a healthcare professional, you need to have a clear understanding of ethics and the way your personal perspective of ethical decision-making may impact the individuals and families you care for. In this course, you will learn about fundamental ethical concepts, common ethical dilemmas that arise in palliative care, and ways to apply this foundational knowledge to resolve and prevent dilemmas.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAL-0-ECPC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is .

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.00 CMC contact hours

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-0-ECPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Explore 2 basic ethical concepts in palliative care.

Discuss 3 ethical dilemmas that may occur in palliative care.

Identify 2 ways ethical dilemmas can be prevented.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Ethical Concepts
A. Defining Ethics
B. Ethical Principles
C. Ethical Dilemmas
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: Common Ethical Issues
A. A Right to Choose
B. Withdrawing vs. Withholding
C. Artificial Hydration and Nutrition
D. Life Support
E. Other Treatment-Related Issues
F. Palliative Sedation
G. Experimental Treatment
H. Defining Death
I. Determining Brain Death
J. Recent Ethical Issue
K. Review
L. Summary
Section 4: Preventing Ethical Dilemmas
A. Deciding End of Life Issues
B. Landmark Court Cases
C. Advance Care Planning
D. Advance Directives
E. Living Will
F. Healthcare Surrogate Designation
G. Having the Conversation
H. Medical Orders
I. Five Wishes®
J. Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment
K. Patient Self-Determination Act
L. Review
M. Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Laurie Ray MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM
Laurie Ray, MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM is an Advanced Aging Life Care Specialist with over 20 years of social work experience in hospice care and aging. She advocates for the rights of her clients, educates families and professionals on the aging process with a significant focus on dementia related diagnoses. She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University, is a certified Master of Social Work, and Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager. In addition to working in hospice care, Laurie has worked in continuing care retirement communities, established the only nonprofit geriatric care management organization in the Triangle region of NC, COPE Eldercare, which provided care to local seniors regardless of their financial limitations for 10 years. In 2013 she was named as one of the Top Ten Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers by Social Work Today. Laurie now works with LifeLinks, a care management organization in Raleigh, NC. Disclosure: Laurie Ray MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Case Managers; entry level Nurses; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing [email protected]