Ethics and Professionalism

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Summary

Definition

  • Ethical behavior and professionalism include conduct congruent with generally accepted moral principles and values and with professional guidelines based on those principles and values.
  • This definition includes general leadership ethics, such as honesty and responsibility, as well as ethics specific to the MCH population, such as reducing health disparities and behaving in a culturally competent manner.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Identify basic ethical concepts
  2. Identify ethical and legal principles of public health and clinical practice
  3. Summarize his/her profession’s ethical standards/ guidelines
  4. Describe the IRB, its importance and function
  5. Identify and address ethical issues in patient care
  6. Describe ethical issues in health disparities and address these in clinical care and program development
  7. Behave in an ethical manner
  8. Consider values of cultures we serve and incorporate those into clinical care and program planning

Core Seminar

Ethics

Professionalism

Self-Directed Learning Activities

  • Identify and summarize the key ethical principles in healthcare
  • Apply two ethical principles to situations you have seen in clinic or the office

Community Activity

  • Identify any ethical issues that arise as you develop your community activity.
  • How does professionalism come into your development of your community project?
  • Does professionalism manifest itself differently with the different populations you work with in the community?

Participation in Faculty Activities

  • Attend ethics meeting with faculty or participate in discussion with ethical considerations in meeting
  • Attend family meeting and discuss the ethical issues that arise.
  • Discuss how professionalism is manifest in either type of meeting.

Leadership Journal & Portfolio

  • Observe clinical behavior. How is this behavior ethical, or not?
  • How do faculty and providers demonstrate or integrate MCH values into their work?
  • How do you feel as you consider the ethical dilemmas and challenges that arise in the care of children with pediatric pulmonary conditions?

Clinical Preparation

  • Observe clinical behavior. How is this behavior ethical, or not?
  • How do faculty and providers demonstrate or integrate MCH values into their work?