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Tools to Support Ethics Education

IntegratedEthics® (IE) provides a range of tools and educational materials to support ethics education. Some materials relate to education about IE. Others relate to general ethics topics. 

Tools for all IE Staff:

Planning a VISN-wide IE Training Program: A Guide for the VISN IE POC - tool to assess learning needs for IE Program staff across a region, plus stand-alone assessment questionnaire

Ethics Consultation education tools:

ECWeb - VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care developed this web-based program to document, track, evaluate, manage, and continuously improve ethics consultation quality.

Six advanced training modules on the CASES approach to ethics consultation for Ethics Consultation Coordinators and other team members:

See also Ethics Consultation: Responding to Ethics Questions in Health Care primer and videos

Preventive Ethics education tools:

Six advanced training modules on key PE concepts for Preventive Ethics Coordinators and team members:

See also Preventive Ethics: Addressing Ethics Quality Gaps on a Systems Level primer and video

Ethical Leadership education tools:

Ethical Leadership Self-Assessment Tool (ELSA)

Peer Feedback Activity on Leadership Behaviors and the Organization's Ethical Environment - based on the ELSA, this 15-minute group activity allows leaders to obtain specific information from their peers on behaviors that have had positive and negative effects on their organization's ethical environment

Value of the Month Ethical Leadership Activities - a set of brief discussion activities that include value and discussion prompts, examples, and case studies. Intended for leaders at all levels, including committee chairs, to help employees articulate their individual values and improve mutual understanding of how values impact the work of the group or committee (editable version

Value of the Day Discussion - a week-long series based on the Value of the Month activity

Value of the Day E-mail Activity - email activity based on the Value of the Day Discussion

Ethical Leadership Curriculum (Faculty Guide) - set of four activities, ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, intended to help leaders develop new skills and behaviors consistent with ethical leadership. Includes slides, activities, and handouts for facilitators and participants.

Ethics Discussion Activities - using journal articles and media examples, activities prompt group discussion of ethical leadership concepts.

See also Ethical Leadership: Fostering an Ethical Culture and Environment primer and video

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