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Social workers can earn CEUs through Bethel spring class

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is offering social workers a chance to earn CEUs through a college class that will suit their schedules.

Healthcare Ethics will meet for two hours one night a week during the spring 2017 semester and can be taken for audit, which yields two CEUs, or for credit, which yields 40.

Classes will meet Monday evenings, 7-8:45 p.m., beginning Feb. 6, with the final exam given sometime during the week of May 16.

The instructor, Monica Flask, is well known to social-work professionals in the community and the region.

She is a 2001-05 Self Fellow at the University of Kansas, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in social welfare. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Wichita State University and an MSW from KU, as well as social-work practice experience in health care and child welfare.

Flask has been active in her professional organization, serving as president of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and assisting with organizational policy development.

In 1995, Flask was named Kansas Social Worker of the Year. One of her research interests is the effect of policy on outcomes in child welfare, particularly with regard to foster care, and she plans to pursue a dissertation topic investigating the effect of continuity of care on children and agency outcomes.

The course description for Healthcare Ethics notes: “The delivery of health-care services and the resulting ethical dilemmas [can] challenge providers in their daily practice. Determining one’s own ethical position and working with other health-care professionals and the consumer [are skills the provider] will need.”

The class will “[outline] ethical decision-making from a variety of perspectives; [discuss] ethical dilemmas inherent in care delivery, [including] procreation issues, end-of-life issues, access to care and racial disparities in health care and health-care resource consumption; [and explore] the role of faith and faith communities in determining a response to these issues.”

Cost for audit is $180 and for credit is $1,000. To enroll, contact Associate Registrar Tammy Shirley at 316-284-5285 before the first day of class.

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