Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this bioethics continuing education program is to inform nurses about ethical subjects, such as genetic testing, organ transplantation, and physician-assisted suicide, to help them better serve their patients and communities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Contrast physician-assisted suicide with active euthanasia
  • Explain how death is defined using donation after cardiac death criteria
  • State two ways genetic screening can put a person at risk
  • Identify ethical challenges for nurses caring for patients/families contemplating genetic testing, organ donation or assisted suicide
  • Access resources to educate nurses and the public about ethical issues related to genetic testing, organ donation and assisted suicide
  • Affirm or challenge the claim that all nurses have a responsibility to care for patients with Ebola or other serious, life-threatening diseases

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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

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