Ethics in Senior Care

Hours: 1.00
Course Number: 0071
Course Date: 06/03/2014

Ethics in Senior Care is a 1-hour continuing education course that examines various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, personal care homes, and home health and hospice agencies.

The course reviews core ethical principles, values and standards that are important in senior care.It reviews methods for making sound ethical decisions and ends by asking the learner to make a new commitment to improve quality care and life for seniors receiving care and services. 

Ethics in Senior Care is an important topic for all healthcare professionals including administrators, nurses, case managers and social workers as well as informal caregivers in home settings. It provides a good refresher on ethical values, principles and high standards of care.  


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Learning Objectives

  1. List ethical principles in senior care
  2. Review methods for making ethical decisions
  3. List ethical commitments

Course Outline

1. List ethical principles in senior care
    a. Traditional (Medical Model) vs New Ethics 
    b. Autonomy
    c. Competency vs Autonomy 
    d. Choice 
2. Review methods for making ethical decisions
    a. Relational Autonomy
    b. The Vulnerability Model
    c. Communicative Ethics 
    d. A Template for Case Analysis
3. List ethical commitments
    a. Create a Culture of Ethics
    b. Protect Autonomy
    c. Promote Safety
    d. Reduce Pain and Suffering

Instructor: Dr. James Collins, PhD

Jim Collins, PhD, Gerontologist, has provided training, education and consultation to the senior care industry for over 30 years and has experience in skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and has been Executive Director for a hospice agency. He also has decades of experience in geropsychiatry, aging and mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has written two books and is a speaker, including KeyNote for health care and assisted living association conferences around the country.

Target Audience

Beginner level Social Workers in senior care

Course Delivery Method and Format

Asynchronous recorded video-based activity.

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 70% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.


Social Workers

1.00 HOURS
Collins Learning, #1781, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Collins Learning maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/27/2022 – 01/27/2026. Social workers completing this course receive one (1) continuing education credits.
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