Welcome to the MB-PHEN website - a way for health care providers to link to health ethics resources and strategies in Manitoba and beyond.
Created in 2009 through a collaboration of Manitoba Regional Health Authorities, the goal of MB-PHEN is to advance health care ethics in Manitoba through integration, collaboration and accountability.
Introduction to Ethics for Health Care Aides
MB-PHEN is pleased to provide an online ethics education resource for health care aides!
This course is an introduction to some of the major concepts in health ethics and ethical decision making. It is aimed at health care providers who have no ethics training or education. The cases and situations are based on clinical encounters experienced by health care aides in the course of their work.
Anyone is welcome to access the course, even people who are not working as health care aides. Examples and case studies reflect the daily work of health care aides. All the concepts and principles will apply to other health care workers too.
Those who finish all five sections will be able to print a Certificate of Completion.
The course is available through the Coursesites by Blackboard platform on a regular Internet connection. Just sign up for an account to access the course. Registration is required, but there is no cost.
There is no time limit to complete the course. It takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours to finish. You can work at your own pace and start and stop whenever you need to.
To access the course, click here:
Or enter https://www.coursesites.com/s/_IHEHCA into your browser.
For frequently asked questions, click here:
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For more information, or if your questions are not covered by the FAQ above,
please contact us.
Online Ethics Courses
A number of high-profile universities are posting their courses online. These are usually non-credit courses that are free to take. Most courses include video recordings of the lectures, a reading list and assignments. You can work at these courses at your own pace. Ask us if the one you are thinking about will fulfill the Level II Ethics Resource Workshop prerequisite.
More information and a listing of some courses offered can be found here.
Summary of Essential Ethics Reading
Orientation for New Ethics Committee Members
A basic level of ethics knowledge is essential for any member of an ethics committee. Most ethics committees set the expectation that each member will meet certain prerequisites for ethics knowledge. This can be achieved by completion of university-level coursework in ethics, attendance at ethics workshops or educational opportunities, or self-learning activities.
This Reference List suggest basic, foundational references on ethical theory that would be helpful for ethics committees and their members (or anyone interested in learning more about ethics). This list also includes suggestions for some important resources that will provide background and guidance specific to ethical decision-making in the site, program, Region or context.
Download Orientation Package here.