Today's complex health care environment can create moral dilemmas. Perhaps you've witnessed something that you thought wasn't right, and you weren't sure how to proceed. This makes you feel conflicted personally and professionally. Even worse, inaction could adversely affect a patient. What do you do? Despite these risks, how do you decide to act on your ethical values in this kind of situation?
As a nurse leader, it is critical that you face these kinds of challenges with confidence and skill. That is why the ANA Leadership Institute™ developed this self-paced course to identify new ways for you to practice moral courage.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Model and practice moral courage.
- Create a culture that supports and reflects acts of courage in nursing.
- Identify and act on the five fundamental components of moral courage: a moral situation, a moral choice, behavior, individuality, and fear.
- And more.
Conquer Adversity… Be Ethical... Take Action: Practice Moral Courage.
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- Summarize the concepts of moral distress and moral courage.
- Evaluate resources that support nurses in exercising moral courage and ethical decision-making.
- Describe the organizational structures that support and facilitate the development of moral courage.
- Assess ways to put moral courage into practice.
Joan Ellis Beglinger, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, FAAN
ANA Members: $112.50
Earn up to 5 contact hours per course.
The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ANCC Provider Number 0023
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178, for 2.4 contact hours.