Ethics and Whistleblowing in Healthcare

This workshop will emphasize the intersection between ethics, law, and whistleblowing as mechanisms for accountability in healthcare organizations. Learners will be able to identify that ethics are not just theoretic postulations and will be able relate theory and ethics to praxis, regulation, and law.

For the ethics portion of this webinar, learners will be provided case studies to emphasize the real consequence of ethics and theory as these concepts relate to everyday practice. Participants will learn mechanisms of accountability to healthcare practioners. Participants will be present
...Read moreed with best practice models that encompass the fiduciary responsibilities of the healthcare practitioner in providing the most efficacious care to patients.

Moreover, in the whistleblowing section of this webinar, the practitioner will learn the consequences to both self and patient when determining if they should blow the whistle on wrongdoing. The practitioner will also learn best practice models of whistleblowing.

The webinar will feature real case studies in which violations of ethics have occurred. Additionally, learners will be presented with quantitative and qualitative research that has an emphasis on both ethics and whistleblowing. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate and explain the relationship between professional ethics and law, specifically how ethics may be grounded in law.
  • Describe common ethics violations and review case studies of ethics violations.
  • Explain the scope and limitations of patient confidentiality.
  • List and describe the entities to which practitioners are accountable.
  • Describe key concepts and terms in professional ethics, law, and whistleblowing.
  • List five components of informed consent.
  • Identify signs of physical and sexual abuse.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Live Interactive Webinar

09:00 AM EST - 02:30 PM EST

Register for this Webinar
EARN 5 CE Credit Hours

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9:00-9:45 - Code of Ethics and Accountability Overview

  • Overview of various codes of ethics in the healthcare profession.   

  • Review of Hippocratic Oath.   Framework of ethics for: Social Work/NASW, American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association.

  • Discussion of common and overarching themes in all healthcare codes of ethics.  

9:45-10:15 - Confidentiality & Informed Consent

  • Review of confidentiality laws.

  • Exceptions to confidentiality laws.

  • 5 Components of Informed Consent.

      10:15-10:25 – 10 Minute Break

      10:25-11:00 - Mandated Reporting

  • Common Signs of Physical Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment.

      11:00-12:00 - From Ethical to Legal Implications

  • Cascading Transgressions.

  • Reporting malfeasance.

  • Case studies (review of real board complaints and linkage to the intersection of ethics, law, and consequence).

     12:00-12:10 – 10 Minute Break

12:10-12:15 – Whistleblowing Defined

  • Public versus private sector whistleblowing and protections.

12:15-12:45 – Terms Defined

  • Cascading transgressions.

  • Respondeat Superior.

  • Constructive discharge

  • Temporal Proximity

12:45-1:00 - Moral Distress and the Moral Maze

  • Define Moral Distress and the Moral Maze

  • Thematic causes of moral distress.

      1:00-1:35 – Frameworks for Effective Whistleblowing

  • Seven phases of whistleblowing.

  • Moral courage in whistleblowing.

  • Seven virtues of moral courage.

1:35-1:45 – 10 Minute Break

      1:45-2:30 – Their wellbeing or yours.

  • Forms of retaliation.

  • Consequences to self from retaliation.

  • Consequences to patients when we don’t speak up.

  • Review of articles of patient abuse.

  • Long-term damage to patients.


CE Information - Earn 5 CE Credit Hours including

 Ethics Hour

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
CE Learning Systems dba & is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0016.
NASW, New Jersey Chapter
This course, Ethics and Whistleblowing in Healthcare, Approval #211809-1126, provided by Rambler Mental Health is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 5 Clinical & Ethics CE credits for participating in this course.

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE credits.

Before the event, you will receive an email from CE-Go with access to the virtual event. After the event, you will receive access to your evaluation and continuing education certificate via a personalized "attendee dashboard" link, hosted on the CE-Go website. This link and access to the virtual event will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event.

Upon accessing the CE-Go "attendee dashboard", you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

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