Medical Ethics and Risk Management

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Healthcare models rarely look at the topic of ethics and seldom provide a structured approach to the ethical decision-making that takes place in the clinical setting. Medical ethics is a topic that, as an industry, is more ingrained in an esoteric model than a practical one. Our experiences often formulate our ethical beliefs and behaviors. The purpose of the activity is to provide a basic overview medical ethics, clinical ethics analysis, risk management and ethics intersection, and ethical systems in practice. 


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Apply a learning model to analyze and provide recommendations to common medical ethics issues;
  • Discuss three key clinical ethical areas and ideas to implement effective risk reduction strategies;
  • Apply and discuss the six principles of bioethics;
  • Analyze the critical components of where law and medical ethics intersect;
  • Identify the key components of an effective medical ethics program;
  • Identify the five R’s in medical ethics decision making.


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:


Josh Hyatt, DHSc, MHL, CPHRM


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published: March 2014
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019