This program examines key ethical issues, terms, concepts, and ideas that can become an everyday part of nursing practice. Reflective and guided exercises focused on personal philosophy, values, and working through ethical issues to help clarify when an ethical dilemma exists, what ethical issues are involved, and how an ethical position can be explained to others. The voice of the ethics-articulate nurse in collaboration with other health care providers is key to creating an ethically responsible nurse-patient relationship, unit team, or organization. The program includes a pre-and post-assessment and 7 interactive courses.
The professional certificate is not a license and does not convey certification, certified status or credentialing, but is recognition of accomplishments in a specialized area of practice.
Judith Hold, EdD, RN, teaches undergraduate nursing courses including professionalism and ethics, and palliative and end-of-life care at Kennesaw State University. She has been a nurse educator for 30 years in addition to practicing in diverse nursing fields. Hospice nursing, centering on the elderly, however, has been her prime and most recent interest.
Dr. Hold has a doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from The University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focused on ethics, death and dying, and nursing education from a feminist and critical social theory lens. Dr. Hold’s current research efforts continue to center on ethics and end-of-life care.