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Accreditation: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This course is part of the Healthcare Ethics Certificate Program.
Although initially an area associated with a distinct disciplinary study, such as philosophy, the subject of ethics is increasingly becoming everybody’s business. Increasing life expectancy with existent co-morbidities renders end-of-life care for older people much more complex and challenging. Within this, and many other contexts, ethical issues arise, as healthcare workers struggle to identify the best course of action within the context of differing and perhaps conflicting options. This course will address the issues of end-of-life life, research ethics, and public health ethics