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Post Graduate Certification in Legal and Ethical Aspects of Patient Care
( PGCLEAPC )

❖ Advance Directives

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Assess client and staff member knowledge of advance directives (e.g., living will, health care agent/proxy, Power of Attorney for Health Care)

2. Integrate advanced directives into client plan of care

3. Provide client with information about advance directives, self-care determination, life planning

❖ Advocacy

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss identified treatment options with the client and respect their decisions

2. Provide information on advocacy to staff members

3. Act in the role of client advocate

4. Utilize advocacy resources appropriately (e.g., social worker, the chain of command, interpreter)

❖ Client Rights

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to

1. Recognize the client's right to refuse treatment/procedures

2. Discuss treatment options/decisions with the client

3. Provide education to clients and staff about client rights and responsibilities

4. Evaluate client/staff understanding of client rights

5. Advocate for client rights and needs

❖ Ethical Practice

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to

1. Recognize ethical dilemmas and take appropriate action

2. Inform client/staff members of ethical issues affecting client care

3. Practice in a manner consistent with a code of ethics for nurses

4. Evaluate outcomes of interventions to promote ethical practice

❖ Informed consent

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify an appropriate person to provide informed consent for the client

2. Provide written materials in the client's spoken language, when possible

3. Describe components of informed consent

4. Participate in obtaining informed consent

5. Verify the client receives appropriate education and consents for care and procedures

❖ Legal rights and Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to

1. Identify legal issues affecting the client (e.g., refusing treatment)

2. Identify and manage the client's valuables according to facility/agency policy

3. Recognize limitations of self and others and utilize resources

4. The review facility policy and legal considerations before agreeing to serve as an interpreter for staff or primary health care provider

5. Educate client/staff on legal issues

6. Report client conditions as required by law (e.g., abuse/neglect, communicable disease)

7. Provide care within the legal scope of practice

Quick Info

Duration
40-hours

Course Fees
Contact:
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Faculty
Health Care

Language
English

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