Why Should You Earn Your Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified Credential?

Leading Benefits of Certification for Healthcare Ethics Consultants

Be one of the first certified healthcare ethics consultants.

Your fundamental knowledge in healthcare ethics is a unique asset in your care of patients and families—and now there is a credential to show for it. Earning the HEC-C credential sets you apart to enhance your career and promote the importance of your work.

Underscore your skills with a national standard.

The HEC-C credential is a specific marker of your fundamental skillset and positions you as a vital resource within your institution. Using focus groups, surveys, and discussion, the certification program is designed to cover the essential role and functions of healthcare ethics consultants and demonstrate your foundational knowledge of critical concepts within your practice.

Highlight the importance of healthcare ethics consultation in patient care.

Your specialized knowledge enables you to prevent, identify, and resolve ethical concerns that may arise when working with patients, families, and medical providers. Earning the HEC-C credential reinforces your role in the medical decision-making process, which is paramount to maintaining ethical practices in patient care.

Emphasize your institution’s commitment to excellence in practice.

By becoming a certified healthcare ethics consultant, you become an example of your institution’s commitment to the highest level of care and service. The HEC-C program is a unique professional development opportunity that positions you as a certified professional when your patient care team is faced with an ethical concern.

I want to earn the HEC-C!

Hear from your peers: Why did you pursue healthcare ethics consulting certification?

Leading Benefits of Certification for Leadership in Healthcare Ethics Consultation

Highlight the proficiency of your healthcare ethics team.

The HEC-C program is designed as an endorsement of your healthcare ethics team’s knowledge of and commitment to ethical patient care practices. By encouraging your team members to earn the HEC-C credential, you are offering them a crucial professional development opportunity that underscores their specialized skillset and the credibility of their experience.

Achieve a recognized standard of practice within your team.

The HEC-C program enables you to ensure that every member of your healthcare ethics team possesses the core knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare ethics consultation. This helps you maintain a fundamental standard of practice in addressing ethical concerns during patient care at your institution.

Maintain the highest quality of patient and family care.

Healthcare ethics concerns are often critical to the lives of patients and their families. Having a team of healthcare ethics consultants who carry the HEC-C credential sends a clear message that these complex issues are being handled by dependable and knowledgeable professionals.

Further your institution’s healthcare ethics initiatives.

Over the years, healthcare institutions across the country have further emphasized healthcare ethics consultation as an integral part of the medical decision-making process. Encourage your team members to get certified and demonstrate your institution’s commitment to advocating for patients and their families.

Ready to enhance your career in healthcare ethics consultation or bring the benefit to your team?

Want to be the first to know more information as it is released? Let us know how to contact you by completing the form below. Respondents will receive email updates about the HEC-C program, and also a summary of the Needs Assessment Survey and Role Delineation Study completed in 2017, which created the foundation of the certification program.

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