Online Class: Healthcare Code and Conduct

This course on healthcare code of conduct will help students understand how their behavior and decision making processes must align with fair practices, ethical actions, and acting honestly in the medical profession.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 17
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

A Code of Conduct is a reference tool that organizations use across the globe as a compass for their employees and members to utilize and refer to when making decisions or performing their job duties. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Code of Conduct is "a set of rules about how to behave and do business with other people."
 
To put this into context, a Code of Conduct for a large hospital group would help physicians better understand how they can interact with prescription drug manufacturers, if they can accept gifts from patients, and what they should do when faced with an ethical dilemma in delivering patient care. As we learn more through the lessons, there are many laws and ethical considerations when doing business in the healthcare industry, and a Code of Conduct can provide clarification when faced with them.

This course provides and effectively clear and practical guide to legal and ethical issues that healthcare professionals face daily; and is recommended for healthcare practitioners, managers, instructors- trainers, as well as any field that works with the healthcare industry. Resources, tools, and topics covered and discussed include:

-   "Patient First" is the Baseline for Healthcare Code of Conduct

-   Employee Practices within a Code of Conduct

-   Business Activities

-   Relationships And Their Role In A Healthcare Code Of Conduct

-   Financial Code Of Conduct In Healthcare Settings

-   The Role of Privacy Practices in a Code of Conduct

-   Trust Between All Parties In A Healthcare Setting

-   Code Of Conduct Exists Outside Of Direct Patient Care

-   Oversight Committees and their Enforcement of the Code of Conduct

-   Code Of Conduct For Licensing Boards And How Healthcare Professionals Can Implement In Their Daily Jobs

-   Everyone's Role In Implementing A Successful Code Of Conduct

-   Best Practices To Implement An Effective Code Of Conduct Program

-   How To Improve Code of Conduct Adoption Among Employees

-   Laws That Are Related To Codes Of Conduct

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

Code Of Conduct Introduction

The Code of Conduct is not a stand-alone document in an organization. It is part of a larger compliance program or compliance office that an organization may house. Additional lesson topics: Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals 4th Edition 11 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

"Patient First" is the Baseline for Healthcare Code of Conduct

The baseline for a successful Code of Conduct in the healthcare industry is that it should always focus on patient care first and foremost. Additional lesson topics: Informed Consent; Ama Code Of Medical Ethics; Informed Consent: An Ethical Obligation or Legal Compulsion? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Employee Practices within a Code of Conduct

Employee practices, focused on the interaction employees have and the hiring decisions healthcare organizations make, have a large impact on the quality of healthcare and the principle of "patient first". Additional lesson topics: Code of Conduct and Ethical Behavior; Healthcare Management and Administration Blog; The Importance of Diversity in Health Care: Medical Professionals Weigh In 11 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Business Activities

The area of business practices within a successful Code of Conduct requires just as much attention and monitoring to ensure ethical decision making and behavior of the highest integrity. Additional lesson topics: What Is the Business of Health Care?; Kickbacks and Fraud in Our Health Care System 7 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Relationships And Their Role In A Healthcare Code Of Conduct

In this lesson, we will tackle some of the relationship complexities the healthcare industry is faced with, how they are handled within a Code of Conduct, and review some of the laws that also exist in the area of relationships. Additional lesson topics: Supplier Code of Conduct; Code of Medical Ethics: Inter-professional relationships; AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Ethical Referral 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Financial Code Of Conduct In Healthcare Settings

We will see that even financial activities follow the guidance of "patient first" when evaluating the integrity and ethics of decision making and guiding behavior. Additional lesson topics: Successful Billing Strategies in the Hospital Industry; Code of Medical Ethics: Financing and delivery of health care; Everything You Need to Get Started In Medical Billing and Coding 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

The Role of Privacy Practices in a Code of Conduct

There are many laws regarding privacy in healthcare but the Code of Conduct can serve as the compass for decision making when privacy practices are intertwined with ethical dilemmas. Additional lesson topics: The Value and Importance of Health Information Privacy; Social Media and Health Care Professionals: Benefits, Risks, and Best Practices 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Trust Between All Parties In A Healthcare Setting

Trust is one of the many building blocks needed to successfully have a Code of Conduct that is properly utilized and adopted in the healthcare setting. Additional lesson topics: Patient-Physician Relationships; Ethical issues in electronic health records: A general overview 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Code Of Conduct Exists Outside Of Direct Patient Care

The Healthcare Code of Conduct, although primarily focused on what happens in the healthcare setting, also touches on topics that occur outside of providing patient care. Additional lesson topics: The effects of environmental factors on the patient outcomes in hospital environments: A review of literature; Taking the Pulse of Health Care and Politics 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Oversight Committees and their Enforcement of the Code of Conduct

For any Code of Conduct to be effective and valuable for an organization, whether in healthcare or any other industry, there must be oversight of the topics and adherence to the guidance. Additional lesson topics: Code of Conduct for responsible Research; Ethics Committees in Health Care Institutions 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Code Of Conduct For Licensing Boards And How Healthcare Professionals Can Implement In Their Daily Jobs

In this lesson, we will discuss professional healthcare associations and how members of these organizations can use the Code of Conduct from their licensing agency in their daily activities. Additional lesson topics: Opinions On Patient-Physician Relationships; Understanding the Nursing Code of Ethics; Responsibilities of a Nursing Home Administrator 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Everyone's Role In Implementing A Successful Code Of Conduct

When implementing a Code of Conduct within a healthcare organization, whether a business or an association, the key stakeholders in making the Code of Conduct should include everyone that is expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Additional lesson topics: 5 Effective Code Of Conduct Examples; How to Develop a Company Code of Conduct; Compliance Program Group Practice 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Best Practices To Implement An Effective Code Of Conduct Program

By following a few guidelines, the likelihood of adoption and adherence to the Code of Conduct is more feasible and might even develop into the cultural backbone of the organization. Additional lesson topics: Creating an Effective Code of Conduct and Code Program ; NAHQ Code of Ethics for Healthcare Quality Professionals and Code of Conduct 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

How To Improve Code of Conduct Adoption Among Employees

Adoption, and the belief in what the Code of Conduct stands for in an organization, must be in place from the executive leadership to the floor staff in order for the Code of Conduct to reach its maximum potential. Additional lesson topics: Employee Code of Conduct: Best Practices and Examples; Develop and Implement an Effective Code of Conduct 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Laws That Are Related To Codes Of Conduct

Although the list of laws and acts that pertain to the Code of Conduct is an incredibly long list, especially in the healthcare environment, we will focus on the most pertinent topics that have been reviewed throughout the lessons. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
209
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Healthcare Code and Conduct
Course Number: 9770596
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Last Updated: June 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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