Moral Issues with Risk Management Implications

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.


Risk Managers are faced with ethical and moral issues linked to ethically complex care and operational issues on an almost daily basis. Having an awareness of the deeper ethical issues and real-world implication s will help the risk manager respond to these moral dilemmas. This presentation focuses on the following risk management topics and their ethical concerns: (a) end-of-life care and over-utilization of medical resources for non-beneficial care; (b) physician-patient relationship/paternalism; and (c) high-risk ethical issues surrounding the emergency department, obstetrics, and pediatrics.


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

  • Describe three areas of medicine where moral and ethical issues impact risk managers.
  • Understand and apply the ethical principles to situations where there are moral and risk management conflicts.
  • Implement recommendation s that can reduce or mitigate potential liability related to moral issues in medicine.


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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 for 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:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

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: January 2016
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019