Ethics in Healthcare and Social Services
The Ethics in Healthcare and Social Services program is geared toward current healthcare employees. It was developed in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and is delivered as a one-year competency-based micro-certification composed of 4 individual micro-credential courses.
- Introduction to Practical Healthcare Ethics
- Ethics in Healthcare and Social Services
- Organizational Ethics
- Healthcare Consultation and Mediation
Students learn to:
- Analyze ethical dilemmas in healthcare and social service sectors.
- Compare ethical approaches unique to specialized patient/client populations.
- Examine organizational governance documents and policies using an ethical lens.
- Use consultation, facilitation, mediation and negotiation skills to resolve ethical dilemmas.
The Ethics in Healthcare and Social Services program is geared toward current healthcare employees. There are no prerequisites for this program. It is recommended that the learners take the courses in order (Courses 1-4); however, if the learner has previously completed the advanced training in theoretical ethics, they only need to take Courses 3 (Organizational Ethics) and 4 (Healthcare Consultation and Mediation) to complete the micro-certification.
Tuition and Fees
2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Course Name||Total Hours||Tuition||Dates|
|Introduction to Practical Healthcare Ethics||30||$710.00 + HST||Sept. - Dec. 2022|
|Ethics in Healthcare & Social Services||30||$710.00 + HST||Jan. - Apr. 2023|
|Organizational Ethics||30||$710.00 + HST||May - Aug. 2023|
|Healthcare Consultation & Mediation||40||$850.00 + HST||Sept. - Dec. 2023|
Course Overview & Descriptions
Introduction to Practical Healthcare Ethics:
In this course, students will examine ethics theories, frameworks and decision-making tools using case studies from healthcare and social service sectors to analyze ethical dilemmas.
Ethics in Healthcare and Social Services:
In this course, students will appraise ethics issues unique to specialized patient/client resident populations, and compare how different ethical approaches address the ethics themes.
In this course, students will examine organizational governance documents and policies using an ethical lens and analyze system-level ethics dilemmas such as the allocation of scarce resources.
Healthcare Consultation and Mediation:
In this course, students will learn to resolve ethical dilemmas using consultation, facilitation, mediation, and negotiation skills, and reflect on how cognitive biases influence a person’s ethical decision-making processes.
For more information, please contact ethicsinhealthcare [at] mohawkcollege.ca or sign up to receive details about the program as it becomes available.
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