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Medical Ethics (CE)

Medical ethics refers to the discussion about choices and values in medical practice as well as the duty of healthcare providers. It examines questions of moral right and wrong. This course will help nurses understand what they should and should not do as a healthcare provider and how to do their job in an ethical way. Participants will learn about the four basic ethical principles for healthcare providers and the ethics around specific issues in healthcare today.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  • List the four guiding principles of medical ethics to improve patient outcomes
  • Specify ethical duties related to patient care that help contribute to positive patient outcomes.
  • Identify ethical duties related to patients near the end of life that will improve patient care
  • List the ethical duties that providers have in relation to their medical practice, society as a whole, and other providers