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This course has been approved for 6 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, and 2012. This course has been approved for 8 hours for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
 
The goal of this course is to inform nurses about the field of bioethics. It will provide readers with a greater understanding of how ethics functions within nursing, as well as within the larger field of healthcare so they may participate in it more knowledgeably and effectively. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the historical events that led to the development of bioethics
  • Describe four major bioethical principles
  • Name three ethics functions within nursing
  • Identify three functions of a typical ethics committee
  • Describe three factors that must be present for a patient’s informed decision
  • Discuss the “slippery-slope” argument as it relates to physician-assisted suicide
 
Effective 8/1/2014, the Florida Board of Nursing will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL RNs, LPNs, ARNPs, and CNSs as 7 hours.

Course Termination/ Update Date : 04/22/2018

Course Originally Released on : 06/01/2001

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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