New Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC) Course

A new course entitled Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC) is now available to subscribing organizations for unlimited learners starting at $1,000/year (in addition to the base subscription) or to Independent Learners for $150/learner.


The HEC course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for being a successful HEC member. The course is primarily intended for current and prospective HEC members. It may also be useful to healthcare professionals who routinely have to identify, analyze, and resolve clinical ethics issues, as well as hospital, nursing home, and hospice administrators (especially those to whom the HEC reports).


  • Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC): Definition, Mission, and Organizational Structure
  • Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC) Membership
  • Ethical Theories and Principles for Healthcare Ethics
  • Ethical Problem Identification, Analysis, and Solving
  • Informed Consent in the Clinical Setting
  • End-of-Life Issues: Capacitated Patients
  • Advance Directives (Living Wills)
  • Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients
  • End-of-Life Issues: Cultural Issues, Medical Futility, and Resuscitation
  • End-of-Life Issues: Brain Death, Palliative Sedation, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Other Related Issues
  • Medical Confidentiality
  • Neonatal Ethics and Maternal-Fetal Ethical Issues
  • Overview of Allocation
  • Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC) Educational Activities and Policy Development and Review
  • Clinical Ethics Consultation: Part 1
  • Clinical Ethics Consultation: Part 2

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