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Medical Ethics



NEW - Essential Ethical Considerations of COVID-19

NEW - Essential Ethical Considerations of COVID-19

Testimonials:

Thanks that was very good and informative.  Good value for my practice.  Roxanne Ashkar, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg

Good value for my practice.  Megan Goldblatt, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg 

Good value for my practice.  Hema Ratanjee, Physiotherapist, Lenasia 

I really enjoyed reading the Covid-19 article as I can relate it with what is currently happening in SA and the entire world. Thank you for stimulating my mind through the test.  Excellent value for my practice.  Maropeng Rammupudu, Physiotherapist, Groblersdal 

Good value for my practice.  Anna Springett, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg 

Essential topic and very informative!  Excellent value for my practice.  Danilla Colares Lino, Physiotherapist, Centurion 

Excellent value for my practice.  Kerishni Padayachee, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg 

Good value for my practice.  Bronwyn van den Berg, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth


This on-line course provides frequently asked questions regarding ethical considerations of COVID-19 pandemic for Healthcare Providers.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

NEW - Understanding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Healthcare Providers

NEW - Understanding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Healthcare Providers

Testimonials: 

Informative, well composed course. Thank you.  Excellent value for my practice.  Annette van Kampen, Physiotherapist, Newcastle 

There is alot of here say in the media and this allows just for proper protocol to ensure.  Excellent value for my practice.  Carolien Benade, Physiotherapist, Ballito

Excellent value for my practice.  Albertus H. S. Geldenhuis, Physiotherapist, Bethlehem 

Excellent value for my practice.  Stephan Terblanche, Biokineticist, Durban

Good value for my practice.  Tanita Fraser, Physiotherapist, Nevers, France 

Good value for my practice.  Bonginkosi Mthandeni Thabede, Physiotherapist, Pietermaritzburg 

Good value for my practice.  Frances le Roux, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Good value for my practice.  Andrew Phillips, Biokineticist, Johannesburg 

Good value for my practice.  Kerry-Leigh Fargher, Biokineticist, Grahamstown 

Good value for my practice.  Sarah Glover, Biokineticist, Ballito

 

This course aims to provide you with an introductory insight into this novel coronavirus and includes its clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and the prevention of transmission.

3 Ethics

CEUs

NEW - Advances in Neuroscience Imply that Harmful Experiments in Dogs are Unethical

NEW - Advances in Neuroscience Imply that Harmful Experiments in Dogs are Unethical

Functional MRI of fully awake and unrestrained dog ’volunteers’ has been proven an effective tool in understanding the neural circuitry and functioning of the canine brain.  Studies show that there exists a striking similarity between dogs and humans in the functioning of the caudate nucleus (associated with pleasure and emotion), and dogs experience positive emotions, empathic-like responses and demonstrate human bonding which, some scientists claim, may be at least comparable with human children.  This article therefore contends that using dogs in invasive and/or harmful research, and toxicity testing, cannot be ethically justifiable.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Children:  Children Rights

Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Children: Children Rights

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Daniella Ferguson, Occupational Therapist, Pretoria

Excellent value for my practice.  Simon Velskoen, State Employed Physiotherapist, Mahikeng

Excellent value for my practice.  Sthembiso Masondo, Physiotherapist, Newcastle

Excellent value for my practice.  Verona Cronje, Physiotherapist, George

Good value for my practice.  Heather Auditore, Physiotherapist, Groot Jongensfontein 

Good value for my practice.  Fatima Pahad, Physiotherapist, Beijing 

Good value for my practice.  Bernita Thulsie, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg 

Good value for my practice.  Carin McDonald, Physiotherapist, George 

Good value for my practice.  Lesley Lambie, Physiotherapist, Sandton 

Good value for my practice.  Andrea Becker, Physiotherapist, La Lucia

 

Children are not just a smaller version of adults and it is often difficult to determine when actions are truly "in the best interest of the child". When should we intervene and when are children capable of making their own decisions?

How much information do children need? Is it always in the best interest of the child to have the parent present during treatments? 

The purpose of this online course is to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge to adequately address the rights of children in healthcare.  

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand national and international legal frameworks for the rights of children in healthcare.
  • Reflect critically on the rights of children in healthcare.
  • Advocate for the rights of these children.
  • Understand the healthcare professional dilemma to report or not report child abuse.

3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00

Ethical Dilemmas and the Sports Team Doctor

Ethical Dilemmas and the Sports Team Doctor

Testimonial:

Excellent value for my practice.  Hanneke Erasmus, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth

 

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

Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century:  Part 1

Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century: Part 1

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Jomari Vosloo, Physiotherapist, Bloemfontein

Good value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town

 

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

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 1

Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 1

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Khumbuza Reagan Cele, Physiotherapist, Stellenbosch 

Good value for my practice.  Melissa Botha, Physiotherapist, Bloemfontein 

Good value for my practice.  Dr Dian Petrus Van der Westhuizen, General Practitioner, Kimberley 

Excellent value for my practice.  Sara du Plooy, Physiotherapist, Ventersburg 

Good value for my practice.  Tshepo Bokaba-Rammele, Physiotherapist, Hammanskraal


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

Testimonial:

Excellent value for my practice.  Hanneke Erasmus, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth

 

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

Testimonials: 

"Good, concise, did not feel like a waste of time or repetitive in nature."  Excellent value for my practice.  Michael Botha, Biokineticist, Pretoria

Excellent value for my practice.  Verona Cronje, Physiotherapist, George

Good value for my practice.  Jabu Shozi, State Employed Physiotherapist, Durban 

Good value for my practice.  Daniella Ferguson, Occupational Therapist, Pretoria 

Good value for my practice.  Katie Clark, Physiotherapist, Pietermaritzburg

Good value for my practice.  Esther Fourie, Physiotherapist, Lephalale


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

Ethics and Sports Medicine

Ethics and Sports Medicine

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Jomari Vosloo, Physiotherapist, Bloemfontein

Good value for my practice.  Alexa Norman, Physiotherapist 

Good value for my practice.  Alicia Ras, Physiotherapist, Pretoria 

Excellent value for my practice.  Francois Theron, Physiotherapist, Nelspruit 

Excellent value for my practice.  Sean Nowak, Physiotherapist, Pretoria

Excellent value for my practice.  Johann Wessels, Physiotherapist, East London


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.


3 Ethics

CEUs

400.00