Legal & Ethical

Legal & Ethical (Course 3): Ethical Codes for Trusting Professional Relationships with Patients

Contributes1 hour to your CPD

£6.99

(or included in your £36 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

The aim of this course is to define the ethical standards of contemporary dentistry and considers both the aspects of whistleblowing as well as practical ways that ethical principles influence therapeutic relationships.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.

 If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident.

Aims:

This course aims to define the ethical standards of contemporary dentistry and consider practical ways that ethical principles influence therapeutic relationships.

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand how the principles of professional ethics for the dental professional/patient relationship evolved
  • Recognise the range of legal and professional values in your team
  • Use the values of the ethical framework to develop working practices
  • Identify ethical values within the dental professional/patient relationship
  • Consider how ethical requirements are communicated
  • Define ways ethical values affect the all professional-patient relationship

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Ethical values for the dental professional/patient relationship
  • How to promote understanding of the ethical standards expected of dental professionals by patients, employers, employees and regulatory boards.
  • Practical ways to build trusting patient/professional relationships based on transparency, fairness and being seen to put patients’ interests first
  • The General Dental Council’s new approach to fitness to practice, management responsibilities, ethical advertising, social media, safeguarding, consent and confidentially