Legal Principles & Decision Making in Practice

This course is designed to address the major legal and ethical issues related to informed consent and decision making that social service and health care professionals may encounter when working with older adults and people with disabilities. (4 CEUs)

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Contact
Anna Stathopoulou
Online Training Manager
annap@bu.edu
617-358-2635 

Course Benefits

      • Describe the historic events that led to the creation of bioethics.
      • Discuss all of the elements of informed consent.
      • Explain why informed consent is needed, both ethically and legally.
      • Explain the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and justice.
      • Define decisional capacity.
      • Understand why autonomy and safety can create ethical and legal problems.
      • Make a distinction between competence and capacity.
      • Name the different kinds of guardianships used by the courts and how they are used.
      • Name the different kinds of advance care directives.
      • Describe the difference between a power of attorney for health care purposes and a living will.