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Professional Skills and Conduct: Ethics

What tools can CHWs use when facing ethical dilemmas in their work?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Self-paced
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
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  • Learning Level: Awareness
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About this course

It is the role of a community health worker (CHW) to help address legal and social challenges facing their clients and the communities they serve. In doing so, it is common to run into a situation that poses an ethical dilemma. CHWs must learn to develop their professional skill of handling these ethical dilemmas. CHWs must become comfortable consulting with supervisors, colleagues, and partners to act decisively in these difficult situations. They must observe the policies and rules of their agency, protect client's privacy rights, and meet legal reporting requirements, while also exercising creativity in helping community members meet their individual and family needs.

This self-paced training will outline the code of ethics CHWs are expected to abide by, address ethical dilemmas that CHWs may face in the field, and summarize the guidelines covered by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).


Subject Matter Experts


LaTrishca Miles
Treatment Adherence Specialist
Kansas City, MO

Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

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