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MA Ethics NEW

Professional Skills > MA Professional Skills
PSET
This module provides knowledge on how to practice professional ethics as a medical assistant.

Ethical standards play an important role in the responsibilities of a medical assistant while performing patient care. As a vital member of the healthcare team, a medical assistant must understand and adhere to the ethics and principles set forth in medical assisting. This module provides knowledge in understanding the various ethical issues that a medical assistant may encounter in the workplace and how to apply them in the medical office.


You’ll learn 

  • the code of ethics
  • patient rights
  • the various laws that affect a medical office
  • the difference between morals, ethics, and laws
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Ethics
Step 1.1 - Code of ethics
Step 1.2 - Morals, ethics, and laws
Step 2 - Integrity
Step 3 - Confidentiality
Step 4 - Laws affecting the medical office
Step 4.1 - Scope-of-practice laws
Step 4.2 - Other federal healthcare laws
Step 4.3 - Employment laws
Step 4.4 - Health insurance requirements and regulations
Step 4.5 - Patient rights
Step 5 - Respect
Step 5.1 - Treating the whole person
Step 5.2 - Patient feeling of safety
Step 5.3 - Treating co-workers with dignity
Step 6 - Ethical decision-making
Step 6.1 - Beneficence
Step 6.2 - Non-maleficence
Step 6.3 - Autonomy
Step 6.4 - Justice
Step 7 - Values
Step 8 - Responsibility
Step 9 - Professional behavior
  • Determine actions that are within their scope of practice to actively participate in delivery of a quality healthcare experience.
  • Differentiate between legal, ethical, and moral issues affecting healthcare.
  • Recognize the impact personal morals have on the delivery of ethical healthcare.
  • Demonstrate keeping patient information private and confidential.
  • Honor dignity of patients and co-workers through treatment of the person as a whole.
  • Demonstrate acceptance of differences in patients and co-workers through just treatment of all.
  • Advocate for growth in professional skills by providing health and well-being services to the community.
  • Apply ethical principles to decision-making related to medical assisting actions.

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