Professional ethics can be a code of principles and well as represent how healthcare professionals handle their conduct with best standards and informed decisions.  Professional ethics can be viewed as the best benefit for both the health professional and the client and especially for dementia clients. There are good guiding principles to utilize while engaging in the process of sound ethical decision making.

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Guest Speaker:  Linda Axtell-Thompson, DBe, MBA, Principal for Axtell Consulting, LLC and Adjunct Faculty at CUH, UHWO, and UHM

Dr. Linda Axtell-Thompson, DBe, MBA, has 30+ years professional experience in nonprofit management, including 25+ years in healthcare.  Her areas of interest include strategy, ethics, issues of aging, and the intersect of professional ethics and personal values.  She is adjunct faculty in nonprofit business administration at Chaminade University of Honolulu, health care administration at University of Hawaii West Oahu, and ethics of aging at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  She is also Principal of Axtell Consulting, which offers consulting and training services in ethics and strategy.  She has a Doctor of Bioethics degree (organizational ethics emphasis) from Loyola University Chicago, MA in Bioethics from Medical College of Wisconsin, MBA (nonprofit management emphasis) from Yale School of Management, and BA in Philosophy from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.5 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine what is meant by professional ethics for healthcare professionals
  2. Discuss guiding principles and examples of good ethical decision making
  3. Review recommendations in dealing with dementia clients with professional ethics and sound ethical decision making outcomes

Originally Recorded 5-17-19