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A combination of two ethics based journal articles outlining case studies relevant to social workers.

Purpose of Activity

Both articles must be read and combined post test completed in order to receive course credit. On Best Interests: A Case for Clinical Ethics Consultation: Presents a case analysis analyzing the best interest course of action for a patient who has a terminal illness and lacks decisional capacity to exemplify how social workers can provide information, facilitate discussion, and otherwise support patients and families to achieve best interest outcomes. A Case Study in Cross-cultural Health Care and Ethics: Who Decides What is in the Child's "Best Interest"?: Presents a case study highlighting the ethical dilemma of doing what is best for a child requiring palliative care within the context of widely varying definitions of what is "best."

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recall the concept of and research about decision making with consideration of ethical dilemmas in health care.
  2. Explain how the Stakeholders, Facts, Norms, and Options (SFNO) framework can be used to determine the best interest course of action in an ethical dilemma.
  3. Recall the ethical, cultural, and societal values that affect decision making in palliative care.
  4. Identify the beliefs and practices of specific cultural and religious groups.
  5. Discern strategies for working with families of patients receiving palliative care.
Price: $12.95


  • NASW 1.0 CEH

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886708055-5028) for 1.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Professions: Social Worker
Test Code: JHPN01190220SW
Published: February 2020
Expires: 12/31/2021
Required Passing Score: 15/20 (75%)
Authors: Karen O. Moss, PhD, RN, CNL; Robert Guerin, PhD; Olubukunola Mary Dwyer, JD, MA; Celia E. Wills, PhD, RN; Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN
Categories: Case Management , Ethical , Ethics