Badge Program Press Release

NanoDegrees in BioEthics Become Mainstream in 21st Century Medical Education 

EthAssist® empowers all in the healthcare industry to access Specialized education in bitesize chunks while earning credentials

Pittsburgh, PA, November 1, 2017 - ICBioethics, a US company with a proprietary product called EthAssist®, is launching a badge program in bioethics. This program delivers high quality content in manageable sessions, optimizing learning and retention. The professional healthcare training includes, among other topics, lessons in medical ethics, patient rights, patient engagement, and compliance. Participants earn appropriate certification which can be displayed as badges anywhere that credentials may appear. All levels of the badge program are on-demand, delivering ethics education for those employed by hospitals, in residency programs, associated with long term care facilities, or anyone simply interested in earning additional credentials in bioethics. Access to the program can be purchased by individuals or in teams.

As with all ICBioethics academic programs, the badge program's applied ethics education strives to move learners beyond knowledge acquisition and skills development to behavioral changes that result in a higher level of professionalism and the delivery of top-quality patient-centered care.

Completely accessible online, this program is perfectly served by the design of EthAssist®, a product combining software and content that is based on the concept of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs).

An RLO is a self-contained building block of education on a single subject matter. It is designed for a 21st century learning environment where learning is delivered in short bursts of information. Also known as microlearning, the RLO strategy provides a process and framework used to create and deliver learning experiences that support the needs of every client. These learning experiences are constructed out of learning objects to build solutions in multiple learning approaches for a robust set of performance needs and delivery options. Each RLO has a textual and multi-media teaching element as well as graded and non- graded assessment questions.

“Not unlike legal education, the scope bioethics education is highly complex and getting more so every day, says Dr. Kathleen Gennuso, CEO and founder of the Institute of Consultative Bioethics. “The study of bioethics cannot be ‘one and done’. Expertise requires continually refreshing knowledge and keeping up to date on real-world cases that exemplify the path and consequences of decision-making on all concerned.”

By taking the steps to earning badges, all busy hospital administrators, ethics committee members, nurses, chaplains, and physicians have an opportunity to conveniently boost their degree of bioethics knowledge and preparedness, an experience that should prove a boon to their careers, their institutions, and to all of their future patients. In addition, the badges signify a valid verification of skills, potentially making one more competitive and sought after. Once earned, the badges should be displayed in email signatures, social media, and professional networking sites thereby acting as a clear symbol of authority in bioethics.

“We are hopeful that by creating this badge program the way we have, we can help improve the standard for ethical behavior in all facets of healthcare in a way that fits the demands of our 21st century lifestyle”, adds Dr. Gennuso. “We realize that people will be more likely to avail themselves of this important education if it is both convenient and affordable.”

Access to the badge program is available at or request more information by calling 412-927-0224.

About ICBioethics and EthAssist®

The Institute of Consultative Bioethics (ICBioethics) is a provider of comprehensive, customizable, knowledge delivery software and coaching/consulting services that support healthcare and the academic organizations that train healthcare professionals. The company’s primary product, EthAssist®, is customized in both content and delivery style, to suit the needs of clients who seek not only knowledge acquisition and skills development, but also the pursuit of purposeful habits and behavioral changes that enhance their professional integrity and the quality of the patient-centered care they provide. For more information visit