Ethics in Dementia Care

Course # 0072


The purpose of this course is to review ethical principles in the care of cognitively impaired elderly individuals.


Ethics in Dementia Care is a 1 hour continuing education course that discusses ethical dilemmas and issues that can occur when providing services to seniors diagnosed with a dementia. The course lists ethical principles used to guide care. It reviews different methods for making sound ethical decisions. The course ends by asking the learner to make new ethical commitments to improve quality of care and life.

Learning Objectives

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

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. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Administrators Certified Case Managers Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Occupational Therapists Personal Care Home Administrators

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