This program examines key ethical issues, terms, concepts, and ideas that can become an everyday part of nursing practice. Reflective and guided exercises focused on personal philosophy, values, and working through ethical issues to help clarify when an ethical dilemma exists, what ethical issues are involved, and how an ethical position can be explained to others. The voice of the ethics-articulate nurse in collaboration with other health care providers is key to creating an ethically responsible nurse-patient relationship, unit team, or organization. The program includes a pre-and post-assessment and 7 interactive courses.
The professional certificate is not a license and does not convey certification, certified status or credentialing, but is recognition of accomplishments in a specialized area of practice.
What’s in it For Me?
The complexities of the healthcare landscape continue to challenge nurse’s ethical and moral values. As healthcare evolves, so does the amount of moral distress that nurses are facing in their role. Ethical decisions often must be made in real time without chance for reflection or research. Understanding professional ethics and your own personal code of ethics may help you navigate each dilemma with compassion and confidence.
This evidence-based course is designed to build veracity in creating your personal code of ethics. Have you considered how you will address and respond to ethical dilemmas regarding abortion, end-of-life care, informed consent, behavioral health, or genetics? Have you ever been asked to do something that was against your own personal beliefs? How do you know what to do?
This program provides foundational knowledge to explain the principles of ethics. It contains 18 case studies with reflective questions so you can explore and clarify your values.
Courses in the Program
Judith Hold, EdD, RN , teaches undergraduate nursing courses including professionalism and ethics, and palliative and end-of-life care at Kennesaw State University. She has been a nurse educator for 30 years in addition to practicing in diverse nursing fields. Hospice nursing, centering on the elderly, however, has been her prime and most recent interest.
Dr. Hold has a doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from The University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focused on ethics, death and dying, and nursing education from a feminist and critical social theory lens. Dr. Hold’s current research efforts continue to center on ethics and end-of-life care.