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VIN CE Course PRAC116-2018: Veterinary Ethics 2019 Non-Interactive
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Carol Morgan DVM, PhD (Posthumous) and Raymond Anthony PhD
Course Open: November 1, 2018-December 31, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): None. This is a self-paced, non-interactive course.
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is aimed at small animal practitioners in private practice who have encountered ethical dilemmas and have an interest in developing the tools to work through ethically challenging situations.
VIN CE Course: Open to VIN members.
This program (22-34931) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 16 CE Credits, with a maximum of 16 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific/Professional Development, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Course Information:
Ethically challenging situations are very common in veterinary medicine. Yet, unlike many other professions, veterinarians often receive very little formal training in ethics, ethical theory, and the process of making moral decisions. Understanding ethical theory and its applications can make it easier to stay out of trouble with clients and regulators. It can also help to stimulate dialogue about ethical issues amongst colleagues and veterinary team members. Learn the ground rules for engaging in ethical discussion and how to look at your practice policies and interactions with colleagues and staff in a new way.

This course will consist of 8 non-interactive modules. Each module will have a video lesson that includes a few poll questions, and supplemental learning materials which are intended to help the participant retain the information provided.

To earn a certificate of completion, the participant must complete all 8 modules and pass the end-of-course test. A course evaluation is also provided so that course participants can comment on the effectiveness of the learning module and offer suggestions for improvement. Completion of all 8 modules (videos, reading handouts and end-of-course test) will take a minimum of 16 hours to complete. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2019 to be eligible for a certificate.

Course Outline: Module 1: The Basics
Total Time: 55 minutes
Video: 52 minutes
Polls: 3 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 2: Moral Development and Moral Decision Making
Total Time: 75 minutes
Video: 66 minutes
Handouts: 5 minutes
Polls: 4 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 3: Professional Ethics
Total Time: 105 minutes
Video: 62 minutes
Handouts: 40 minutes
Polls: 3 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 4: Responsibilities to Clients
Total Time: 159 minutes
Video: 86 minutes
Handouts: 65 minutes
Polls: 8 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 5: Patient Centered Ethics
Total Time: 184 minutes
Video: 86 minutes
Handouts: 87 minutes
Polls: 11 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to answer the following questions as they relate to patient centered ethics: Module 6: Patient Centered Ethics Continued
Total Time: 221 minutes
Video: 86 minutes
Handouts: 130 minutes
Polls: 5 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to answer the following questions as they relate to patient centered ethics: Module 7: Competence and Referral Ethics
Total Time: 146 minutes
Video: 80 minutes
Handouts: 55 minutes
Polls: 11 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should: Module 8: Professional Ethics
Total Time: 76 minutes
Video: 51 minutes
Handouts: 15 minutes
Polls: 10 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Course Materials: Required reading will be available in the course library.

About the Presenters:
Carol Morgan graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, in 1988. She obtained a PhD in 2009 from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in Interdisciplinary Studies through the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics and the UBC Animal Welfare Program. Her doctoral research focused on moral decision making by veterinarians with respect to animal welfare decisions. She has given lectures on ethics to students and practitioners both nationally and internationally and written articles on the topic. Dr. Morgan sat on the College of Veterinarians of BC (CVBC) disciplinary committee (tasked with deliberating breaches to provincial veterinary regulations) and was involved in developing animal welfare standards at the national level. She was a past editor and historian for the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics. Dr. Carol Morgan past away November 7, 2015, after a nearly successful campaign against cancer.

Raymond Anthony is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alaska Anchorage, USA. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Purdue University. His areas of specialization include Ethical Theory and Environmental Philosophy (especially the nexus between environmental-animal-agricultural-food ethics), and the philosophy of technology. His current research interests in these areas deal with social justice, participatory democracy, obligations to future generations and non-human animals. Dr. Anthony has an international reputation for his expertise in bioethical issues in the areas specified above. Dr. Anthony also teaches philosophy of mind and philosophy of science courses. Dr. Anthony is ethics advisor for the American Veterinary Medical Association's Panel on Euthanasia, Panel on Humane Slaughter, and Animal Welfare Committee and is a former council member for Agriculture, Food and Human Values. Dr. Anthony is part of an inter-institutional team that was awarded an USDA grant to develop teaching aids for animal welfare ethics education. One of his current projects includes a report for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) on the Well-being of Agricultural Animals. You can learn more about Dr. Anthony at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/philosophy/faculty/raymond_anthony1.cfm. He can be reached at rxanthony@alaska.edu.

Total CE Credit: 16

Tuition: VIN Member $368
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on December 1, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-34931) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 16 CE Credits, with a maximum of 16 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal or Other Self-Study). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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