Professional Ethics 30h

E01. Professional Ethics: Principles & Practice.  30 CE Hours for $63

OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course, you will (a) describe rational thinking in ethics, (b) describe the applications of ethics in various professional situations, (c) identify the main issues in ethical living, and (d) present plans for personal ethical problem-solving.

DESCRIPTION: The course consists of ten modules, dealing with ethical choices, ethical problems, health care ethics, social ethics, global ethics, business ethics, reality ethics, ethical dilemmas, transparency ethics and ethics of disclosure.

PROFESSOR: Rudolf Klimes, Ph.D. (Indiana U), MPH (Johns Hopkins U).

START the course here. TAKE exam at the end.  PAY after the exam.

Background Reading and Introduction to Professional Ethics Code of Conduct

Principles of Ethical Conduct. To ensure that every person can have complete confidence in the integrity of the profession, each (federal) employee shall respect and adhere to the fundamental principles of ethical service:

  1. Service is a trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the ethical principles above private gain.
  2. Employees shall not hold financial interests that conflict with the conscientious performance of duty.
  3. Employees shall not engage in financial transactions that allow the improper use of such information to further any private interest.
  4. An employee shall not, except pursuant to such reasonable exceptions as are provided by regulation, solicit or accept any gift or other item of monetary value from any person or entity seeking official action from, doing business with, or conducting activities regulated by the employee’s agency, or whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee’s duties.
  5. Employees shall put forth honest effort in the performance of their duties.
  6. Employees shall make no unauthorized commitments or promises of any kind.
  7. Employees shall not use their office for private gain.
  8. Employees shall act impartially and not give preferential treatment to any private organization or individual.
  9. Employees shall protect and conserve the property and shall not use it for other than authorized activities.
  10. Employees shall not engage in outside employment or activities, including seeking or negotiating for employment, that conflict with their official duties and responsibilities.
  11. Employees shall disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities.
  12. Employees shall satisfy in good faith their obligations.
  13. Employees shall adhere to all regulations that provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.
  14. Employees shall endeavor to avoid any actions creating the appearance that they are violating the law or ethical standards.

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Study These Modules

Study the text and activities of all 10 modules E11-E20 below and follow some of the links. The ten modules E11-E20 make up the course E01. Do NOT take the individual tests for each of the 10 modules. Take the one 60-item multiple-choice test linked below the course and pay online.



TEST 6630 for 30 CE hours course accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing, PCE 16144
Click here to take the 60-item test online and make payment, and to print your certificate.



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  1. Thanks so much Professor. This is one of the major chronic diseases at both private nad public sectors in Liberia. Having gone through the principles of ethical conduct, it gives me the mind to rethink, rearrange my way of performing duties.