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Medical Ethics



Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century:  Part 1

Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century: Part 1

Ethics relates to far more than a simple understanding of that which is legally permissible in society.  A nuanced understanding of ethical issues adds depth and meaning to what it takes to live as a mature human in an increasingly complex world.  As healthcare practitioners we owe it to ourselves and our patients to act ethically and responsibly so as to benefit all those who seek our help. 

This course provides the perfect introduction to the ethical challenges we face in our practices.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century:  Part 2

Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century: Part 2

Ethics relates to far more than a simple understanding of that which is legally permissible in society.  A nuanced understanding of ethical issues adds depth and meaning to what it takes to live as a mature human in an increasingly complex world.  As healthcare practitioners we owe it to ourselves and our patients to act ethically and responsibly so as to benefit all those who seek our help. 

This course provides the perfect introduction to the ethical challenges we face in our practices.

 

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethical Dilemmas and the Sports Team Doctor

Ethical Dilemmas and the Sports Team Doctor

There are many ethical dilemmas that are unique to sports medicine because of the unusual clinical environment of caring for players within the context of a team whose primary objective is to win. Sports doctors and health care providers are frequently under intense pressure, whether implicit or explicit, from management, coaches, trainers and agents, to improve the performance of the athlete in the short term rather than consider the long-term sequelae of such decisions. In this course, a number of ethical principles and how they relate to sports medicine are discussed. A list of guidelines has been drawn up to offer some support to doctors and health care providers facing an ethical dilemma, the most important of which is ‘do not hand over your responsibility to the individual player.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 1

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 1

The health care profession-patient relationship is the cornerstone of medical
practice and therefore of medical ethics. 

This on-line course will discuss:

  • Respect and equal treatment
  • Ending a patient-HP relationship    
  • HIV/AIDS   
  • Sexual attraction    
  • Treating family members                
  • Communication & consent, case study #1 included
  • Obstacles for good communication plus case study #2        
  • Abusing medical resources including case study #3
  • Futile treatment

 

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship:  Part 2

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 2

After working through this course, you should be able to:

  • explain how medical decisions should be made for patients who are incapable of making their own decisions;
  • explain the justification for patient confidentiality and recognise
    legitimate exceptions;
  • recognise the principle ethical issues surrounding the beginning and
    end of life;
  • summarise the arguments for and against the practice of euthanasia/assisted suicide; and the difference between these actions and palliative care or foregoing treatment.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Health Care Professionals and Colleagues

Health Care Professionals and Colleagues

After working through this on-line course you should be able to:

  • describe how health care professionals should behave toward one another
  • justify reporting colleagues unethical behaviour 
  • identify the main ethical principles relating to cooperation with others in the care of patients
  • resolve conflicts with other health care providers

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethics and Medical Research

Ethics and Medical Research

After working through this on-line course you should be able to:

  • identify the main principles of research ethics.
  • know how to balance research and clinical care.
  • satisfy the requirements of ethics review committees.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Introductory to Ethics in Private Practice

Introductory to Ethics in Private Practice

This Ethics course is suitable for Physiotherapists, Biokineticists and Podiatrists in private practice.  It deals with the latest HPCSA regulations on advertising and making professional services known.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethics and Sports Medicine

Ethics and Sports Medicine

How can you, as a health care professional balance the needs of the sports team or organisation that is paying your bills, the athlete’s (your patient’s) desire to perform while in pain and with injury; and the economic consequences of playing/not playing  for both the athlete and the team/organisation? 

This comprehensive course examines some of the difficult legal and ethical issues, the potential consequences surrounding the decisions  sports medicine practitioners have to make in this age of professional sport.

  • confidentiality aspects of disclosure such as injury, use of drugs, alcohol or psychological issues that may impact player’s performance; 
  • the ethical implications of performance enhancing drugs; and
  • playing or competing with an infectious disease.

6 Ethics

CEUs

400.00