Course Description

This course teaches the basic bioethics principles relevant to healthcare ethics. Participants will sharpen their skills and depth of knowledge in clinical ethics, research ethics, ethics at the bedside, and healthcare policy. After a look at the history of bioethics and its theories, tools, and strategies for identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas, students will critically explore issues in contemporary health care. We will look at confidentiality, truth-telling, and cultural-competency, as well as examine health disparities and the social determinants of health in the context of health care. We will also briefly cover research, industry, and policy perspectives. 

Target Level Audience:  Beginner

Course Outline

(00:15)  Introductions  
(00:45)  Review Basics of Bioethics  
(00:30)  Ethics at the Bedside        
(00:30)  Health Disparities   
(00:15)  Break  
(00:30)  Research and Industry  
(00:15)  Policy Perspectives  
(00:15)  Questions

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Recognize ethical dilemmas and identify the principles underlying them;  
  • Apply appropriate critical thinking strategies for resolving bioethics dilemmas;  
  • Appreciate the role of the social determinants of health on our client  population;  
  • Recognize and plan for the complexities of the healthcare practice/industry relationship; and 
  • Appreciate the various ways in which social workers can impact health policy.
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