CPD Education

Continuing education in Bioethics for Australia

Understanding the Clinician-Patient Relationship for Nurses, Doctors and Health Care Practitioners

Understanding the Clinician-Patient Relationship for Nurses, Doctors and Health Care Practitioners



$120.00 USD for Medical Doctors (and other Health care Practitioners)
$90.00 USD for Nurses – Please use the following discount code to adjust the price: NURSE-REL 

This online course provides the conceptual framework for understanding what builds and maintains a good clinician-patient/client relationship. Module 1 gives the learner an outline of key codes and historical developments which have shaped our modern-day comprehension the clinician-patient relationship. Commencing with an exploration of human dignity and the principle of autonomy, Module 2 will impart the essential qualities (trust, compassion and truth-telling) for establishing and maintaining a good clinician-patient relationship. Module 3 will be discussed how undue influence and paternalism undermines the clinician-patient relationship and hence why these ought to be avoided. On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to understand the requirements for a good clinician-patient/client relation.

Assessment for this course is via quizzes at the end of each module.

This online course can be taken at one’s own pace, and at completion the successful student will be issued with a certificate which can serve as evidence for CPD.

Note: This certificate will contain your profession (e.g. Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physiotherapist, Ethics Officer, etc.). When purchasing, there will be a rubric to fill stating your profession. Please make sure to fill it correctly as your certificate will present this information as per how you provide it.
Course duration: 3 hours (Tuition + Quizzes)

Continuing Professional Development:
This course is valid for CPD. Please retain certificate as evidence (if audited) and record as appropriate.
·  3 CPD hours for Enrolled Nurses (EN) and Register Nurses (RN) – Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA]
·  6 CPD points for General Practitioners (GP) – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners [RACGP]

Note: This course is unaccredited but valid for CPD.

Registered and Enrolled nurses: Self-Record Continuing Professional Development hours. Nurse can undertake this course as a self-directed structured learning activity, Please see:  http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/FAQ/CPD-FAQ-for-nurses-and-midwives.aspx

General Practitioners: GPs can log onto the RACGP website and self-record unaccredited activities. GPs can self-record unaccredited category 1 activities and/or category 2 activities (category 2 are capped at a maximum of 10 hours for 20 points during the 2017-19 triennium). Please see: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/qicpd-program/gps/self-directed-learning/

Module 1: Codes and Historical Development which have shaped the Clinician-Patient Relationship

·  Hippocratic Oath
·  Nuremberg Code
·  Declaration of Helsinki
Module 2: Human Dignity, Autonomy and Fundamentals for a Good Clinician-Patient Relationship
  Human Dignity
·  Quality of Life
·  Principle of Respect for Autonomy
·  Informed Consent
·  Trust
·  Compassion
·  Truth-telling
Module 3: Undue Influence and Paternalism
·  Forms of Influence
·  Undue Influence
·  Paternalism

Learning Outcomes:
On the completion of this course students will be able to:
1.    Identify key codes and historical developments in relation to clinician-patient/client relation.
2.    Recognise the qualities and values which contribute to a good clinician-patient/client relation, and avoid those which are counterproductive.
3. Reflect on their own practice in relations to how the clinician-patient/client relation is established and maintained.

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