Patient Safety Ethics

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.


This seminar will address ethical issues in risk management from a conceptually basic set of premises. Rather than discuss codes of ethics or familiar ethical constructs such as autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice, this seminar will stress the importance of a different quartet of constructs or virtues that hold not just for risk managers but for all health professional involved in maintaining patient safety. The four principles described are vigilance, mindfulness, compliance, and humility.


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

  • Explain in at least two ways how the "Swiss Cheese Model of Disaster" altered patient safety thinking
  • Discuss the ethical significance of preventable versus unpreventable harm
  • Characterize vigilance, mindfulness, compliance and humility


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Healthcare Operations


John Dennis Banja, PhD


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the quizzes and complete the evaluation.


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: 1.5 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:  August 2017
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1.5 hours January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019