Weighing the Outcomes: Ethical Issues in Kidney Disease

Course description

This course presents a decision-making framework and strategies that healthcare teams may employ in response to daily ethical dilemmas.

Target audience: 

Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886443948-6828) for 3.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Dialysis Technicians

The California Board of Registered Nursing has approved this program for 3.6 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for a period of four years after the course ends. NANT Provider No. 07941

Learning objectives: 

After completing the online course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe problem-solving techniques to use in ethical decision-making.
  • Identify barriers to ethical decision-making.
  • Describe best practices in ethical decision-making.
  • Define ethics terminology.
  • Recognize the role values and ethics plays in their daily practice.
  • Describe response to various common ethical dilemmas faced with ESRD patients.
Course Length: 
Three hours
Credits & accreditation
  • 3.60 NANT
  • 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 3.00 Attendance
Faculty & disclosure

Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW

Wendy Funk Schrag, LMSW, ACSW 

Robert Saylor, MD, MA

Additional information
Required hardware / software: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.60 NANT
  • 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 3.00 Attendance
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