Ethics and Social Safety in Healthcare (Gerner, Online 2021)

Overview

This course takes an honest and practical look at ethics and social safety, via the topic of breastfeeding in the United States.

The American Medical Association defines nine principles of Medical Ethics.  Among them are:

  • A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.
  •  A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient.
  • A physician shall respect the rights of patients…
  • A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated.
  • A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health.
  • A physician shall, while caring for a patient, regard responsibility to the patient as paramount.
  • A physician shall support access to medical care for all people.

This program addresses ethical principles of healthcare as viewed through the lens of race. There is documented disparity between health outcomes in the Black vs. non-black community.  This is particularly visible in the areas of birth and breastfeeding. Dr. Gerner provides information about the origins of racism in the US and causative issues of inherent bias and privilege and how our healthcare system and individual chiropractic patients are influenced by these. Research studies and live interviews are presented to show how these factors lead to high rates of infant mortality, poor maternal health and generational disparity in the Black communities of all socioeconomic levels. Inclusive policies/procedures in the chiropractic office are addressed to improve care for all races and gender identities.  Policies and procedures are explained using the AMA’s Nine Principles of Medical Ethics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the students will be

  • Versed in the American Medical Association’s Nine Principles of Medical Ethics
  • More aware of the existence and origins of racism and resulting trauma in social and medical settings
  • More aware of inherent bias and unintended harm providers may be causing others
  • Able to implement ethically appropriate policies and procedures in their offices to foster inclusion and to better care for their diverse patient base.
  • Equipped with resources to gain further training and understanding in chiropractic ethics as related to various U.S. ethnic and religious communities
  • Equipped to ethically grow with the needs of the healthcare system in the US with the increasing diversity in our country.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AB Chiropractic College
    Alberta College of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 AR Chiropractic Board
    Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 2.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 GA Chiropractic Board
    Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 2.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 2.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 2.00 KY Chiropractic Board
    Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 2.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NM Chiropractic Board
    New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 2.00 NY Chiropractic Board
    New York State Board for Chiropractic
  • 2.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 2.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 2.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 TN Chiropractic Assoc
    Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 TX Chiropractic Board
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 2.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 2.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 2.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Base cost:
$35.00

HOUR ONE

  • American Medical Association’s nine principles of Medical Ethics 
  • Shared language around Race and Identity, Defining Race, Origins of Racism in Slavery and Economics, 
  • Privilege (used to harm and to help), 
  • Statistics of Race in US Healthcare system and Chiropractic (are we meeting the needs?), 
  • Ethics and Phases of Combatting Racism (practical steps) in the chiropractic office.

HOUR TWO

  • Ethics and Implicit Bias in Healthcare, 
  • The Disparity of Birth and Breastfeeding in the Black Community, Statistics of Birth, Breastfeeding and general health outcomes for black infants and mothers, 
  • The Epigenetics of Trauma (generational), 
  • Inclusive policies/procedures in the chiropractic office, guided by the AMA’s Nine Principles of Medical Ethics.
  • Ethical approaches to language, documentation/forms, exam, physical spaces
  • How to Create a “safe space” in our offices, 
  • Resources for support and further education in ethics and healthcare.

Dr. Lynn Gerner, D.C., FICPA
Graduate: Life Chiropractic College West, 2004. Fellow, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and trained doula. Post Graduate faculty, Life Chiropractic College, West. Preferred Affiliate- Capital City Doula Collective, Sacramento, CA. Founding partner of The Good Life Collective, Davis, CA.
Dr. Gerner has been a Maternity and Pediatric Specialist in private practice for over 16 years with an additional focus on functional infant cranial work. She teaches other professionals to support breastfeeding across the USA and internationally. She is a wife, mother of 3 grown children, and lives in Northern CA with her husband and their 2 rescued dogs.

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NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY.  These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).  These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is highly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Available Credit Hours

  • 2.00 AB Chiropractic College
    Alberta College of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 AR Chiropractic Board
    Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 2.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 GA Chiropractic Board
    Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 2.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 2.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 2.00 KY Chiropractic Board
    Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 2.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NM Chiropractic Board
    New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 2.00 NY Chiropractic Board
    New York State Board for Chiropractic
  • 2.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 2.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 2.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 TN Chiropractic Assoc
    Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 TX Chiropractic Board
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 2.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 2.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 2.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Price

Base cost:
$35.00
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