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Law and Professional Ethics




This online, RCP-specific ethics course focuses on the theories of ethical decision making as it applies to: scope of practice, informed consent, confidentiality, discrimination, conflicts of interest, illegal or unethical acts, fraud, research, and more.

The post-course test contains 20 questions. Successful completion requires a score of 70% or more on the post-course test. Participants will be allowed two attempts to pass the post-course test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program (video content of each module) prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

This is NOT the California-specific course. If you are a California RCP, please consider the California Law and Professional Ethics course.


Approved for 3.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES


Module 1: Differentiate between morals and ethics; distinguish between ethical problem, distress, and dilemma; identify the three components of an ethical problem; and identify the six steps in the analysis of an ethical problem.
Module 2: Identify and define deontological theories, teleological theories, and virtue ethics; and describe the benefits of evaluation in future decision-making. situations
Module 3: Define decisional capacity; differentiate between informed consent and implied consent; identify how informed consent is applied to minors and those who lack decisional capacity; and define and explain advance directives, to include living wills, power of attorney and do not attempt resuscitation/limitation of treatment orders.
Module 4: Define and explain confidentiality and the release of information; define HIPAA and understand its impact on the health care environment; identify what information is confidential and how it relates to the patient's right to privacy; explain truthful disclosure and its impact on the health care environment.
Module 5: Define and relate professional ethics to the health care professions; define "self-deception" and how it affects personal integrity; explain the purpose of a scope of practice; and recognize consequences of practicing outside scope of practice.
Module 6: Relate the need for continuing education to the maintenance of clinical competency and identify the role continuing education plays in patient safety
Module 7: Define conflict of interest; define real and perceived conflicts of interest; and recognize situations in which a conflict of interest exists.
Module 8: Distinguish between intentional and unintentional torts; identify common unethical or illegal acts that result in disciplinary action; identify the three basic elements of fraud; identify the consequences of tort law violations; distinguish the differences between negligence and malpractice; and understand the licensure issues affecting respiratory therapist.
Module 9: Relate relevant history regarding biomedical research to current research practice; identify directives for biomedical research, to include the Nuremburg Code, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont report, and 45 CFR 46; identify the role of the Institutional Review Board in biomedical research.
Module 10 Part 1: Cite the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the practice of respiratory care in the state of California including patient related violations.
Module 10 Part 2: Cite the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the practice of respiratory care in the state of California including license administration violations.
Module 10 Part 3: Cite the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the practice of respiratory care in the state of California including conviction violations.



CHAPTERS
Welcome

This course will introduce and discuss basic ethical principles applicable to the delivery of healthcare. After reviewing background information for each topic, the learner will apply the principles presented by studying scenarios and responding to questions that assess his/her mastery of the content. The learner will then document his/her content mastery by passing a summative examination to complete the course requirements.

The welcome video is approximately 5 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

The presenters disclose the following conflicts of interest:

Cheri Bate: no relationships to disclose
Joe Goss: no relationships to disclose
Tom Lamphere: no relationships to disclose
Shawna Strickland: no relationships to disclose


Components of Ethical Problems

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Differentiate between morals and ethics
Distinguish between ethical problem, distress, and dilemma
Identify the three components of an ethical problem
Identify the six steps in the analysis of an ethical problem The video for this module is approximately 20 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Joseph Goss MSJ, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C


Ethical Decision-Making

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Identify and define deontological theories, teleological theories, and virtue ethics
Describe the benefits of evaluation in future decision-making situations

The video for this module is approximately 18 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Joseph Goss MSJ, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C


Informed Consent and Advance Directives

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Define decisional capacity
Differentiate between informed consent and implied consent
Identify how informed consent is applied to minors and those who lack decisional capacity
Define and explain advance directives, to include living wills, power of attorney, and do not attempt resuscitation/limitation of treatment orders

The video for this module is approximately 17 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Confidentiality and Truth

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Define and explain confidentiality and the release of information
Define HIPAA and understand its impact on the health care environment
Identify what information is confidential and how it relates to the patient's right to privacy
Explain truthful disclosure and its impact on the health care environment

The video for this module is approximately 9 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Cheri Bate MA, RRT


Professionalism and Scope of Practice

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Define and relate professional ethics to the health care professions
Define "self-deception" and how it affects personal integrity
Explain the purpose of a scope of practice
Recognize consequences of practicing outside scope of practice

The video for this module is approximately 12 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Cheri Bate MA, RRT


Continuing Education

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Relate the need for continuing education to the maintenance of clinical competency
Identify the role continuing education plays in patient safety

The video for this module is approximately 9 minutes in length. This module also contains a 6-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Tom Lamphere BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT


Conflicts of Interest

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Define conflict of interest
Define real and perceived conflicts of interest
Recognize situations in which a conflict of interest exists

The video for this module is approximately 8 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Tom Lamphere BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT


Illegal and Unethical Acts

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Distinguish between intentional and unintentional torts
Identify common unethical or illegal acts that result in disciplinary action
Identify the three basic elements of fraud
Identify the consequences of tort law violations
Distinguish the differences between negligence and malpractice
Understand the licensure issues affecting respiratory therapists
The video for this module is approximately 15 minutes in length. This module also contains a 3-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Joseph Goss MSJ, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C


Ethics of Biomedical Research

At the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

Relate relevant history regarding biomedical research to current research practice
Identify directives for biomedical research, to include the Nuremburg Code, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont Report, and 45CFR46
Identify the role of the Institutional Review Board in biomedical research

The video for this module is approximately 10 minutes in length. This module also contains a 2-question post-module quiz.


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


  • Member: $10.00
  • Non-Member: $30.00