Minnesota State College and Universities

Health Education-Industry Partnership

HEALTHCARE CORE CURRICULUM

© 2004/2010/2014

 

Instructor Resource

 

Module TitleHealthcare Ethics

 

Credit/Hours:.5 Credit/8 Hours

 

Module Description:

This module emphasizes the use of sound ethical practices in healthcare. Included are ethical practices and standards as they relate to the care of clients/individuals and interactions with peers, colleagues, and team members and family members.  Ethical frameworks are provided for discussion on understanding the types of ethical challenges in healthcare and the difficult decisions that need to be made.

 

Evaluation Method

This module will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Assignments/Exams must be passed at 75% or greater. Retests on exams are determined by college and program policy.

 

Competencies:

1.Describe dimensions of values as they impact healthcare.

2.Describe basic principles of professional relationships.

3.Describe aspects of ethical decision making in health care.

4.   Explain how an individual’s diversity, socioeconomic or religious beliefs could lead to potential ethical differences with that of other health care employees.

5.Using an ethical decision making model applied to healthcare situations, describe how ethics influence the care of clients.

 

Module Author:

Diane Gold, MS, RN

Normandale Community College

(952) 487-8452

diane.gold@normandale.edu

 

Revised 2010 by:

Pat Reinhart, RNDede Carr, LDA

NAHHA Coordinator, HCCC Instructor, Nursing Faculty                Dental Assistant Instructor, HCCC Instructor

Minneapolis Community & Technical CollegeMinneapolis Community & Technical College

pat.reinhart@minneapolis.edudede.carr@minneapolis.edu

 

Revised 2014 by:

Pat Reinhart, RN
NAHHA Coordinator, HCCC Instructor, Nursing Faculty

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

pat.reinhart@minneapolis.edu

 

Bonnie Wendt, RN BS

NAR Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health

Bonnie.Wendt@state.mn.us

 

 

 

Diane Gold, RN, APRN, MS

Consultant
Health Force Minnesota

Dianegold44@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Sue Field, RN, DNP, CNE

Consultant

Health Force Minnesota

Sue.field@northlandcollege.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module and Unit Competencies

 

1. Describe dimensions of values as they impact health care.

1A.  Define values

1B. Discuss the importance of values

1C.  Explain how values are developed

1D. Identify personal values.

1E. Identify key values in health care.

1F.  Discuss how professional values impact on performance and behavior

 

2. Describe basic principles of professional relationships.

2A.  Define professional boundaries

2B. Identify elements of professional relationships

2C.  Explain why boundary violations may occur

2D. Discuss how to prevent violations of professional boundaries

 

3. Describe aspects of ethical decision making in health care

3A. Define Ethics:

3B. Define Code of Ethics

3C. Explain the purpose of a Code of Ethics

3D.  Identify 8 guiding principles in ethics

3E.  Identify steps/framework for ethical decision making

3F. Discuss the difference between legal “guidelines” and ethical decision-making.

 

4.   Explain how an individual’s diversity, socioeconomic or religious beliefs could lead to potential ethical differences with that of other health care employees.             

4A. Identify possible factors that may contribute to ethical differences between employees

 

5. Using an ethical decision making model applied to health care situations, describe how ethics influence the care of clients.             

5A. Define ethical dilemma

5B. Identify current ethical dilemmas.

5C.  Discuss the problem solving process as applied to ethical issues in health care utilizing a team approach.