Professionalism Courses, Curricula, Lectures

Courses and Curricula in Professionalism and Ethics

Our courses, curricula and lectures are always customized to the needs of the individual or organization. Our highly experienced instructors and coaches are committed to interdisciplinary rigor and dialogue, honoring the ethic of every profession as we explore communication patterns, codes of conduct, boundaries, and roles, virtuous practices and character, moral distress, humanism and resilience.  We particularly specialize in the education and support of the helping professions:  health care, counseling and psychotherapy, education and higher education, social work, ministry and pastoral care, from students and trainees to advanced practitioners or administration.  As a team, we have decades of collective experience supporting institutions and businesses, hospitals and clinics, non-profit organizations, and the teaching and service-missions of higher education.

20+ Topical Themes to Spark Ideas


Moral Pluralism|Ethical Conflict|The Ethics Consult
Acute Distress Debriefing|Care for Caregivers
Ethics 101|Value Theory for Professionals
Therapeutic Roles|Boundary Crossings|Setting Limits
Professional Virtues|Integrity|Gentleness|Courage
Conflict Management|Mediation|Hostility in Workplace
Patient Authenticity|Parameters of Patient Autonomy
Assessing and Optimizing Decision-Making Capacity
Competence in Active Listening|Therapeutic Hospitality
Giving “Bad” News|Disclosing Errors
Critical Skills in Cross-Cultural Communication
Spirituality and Faith Traditions|Clinical Challenges
Personalized Care Plans for Marginalized Populations
End-of-Life|Ethics of Pain Management and Sedation
Ethical Issues in Diagnosis|Genetics|Imaging|Treatments
Confidentiality|Duty to Warn|Duty to Report|Iowa Statutes
Social Media and Online Reviews|Privacy and Reputation
Burnout|Moral Distress|Cynicism|Demoralization
Organization|Time Management|Work Efficiency Practices
Professionals as Personalities|Shame|Narcissism|Anger
Helping Impaired Peers|Protecting the Profession
Humanities for the Professional Soul|Film and Literature
Question the Expert:  Your Most Challenging Cases

Standing Together, UniquelyIndividual Professionalism Course: $2500 for individual course, includes 90 minute initial assessment and 6 topic-specific reading modules, each with one hour of discussion.  $300 for add-on modules.  Continuing Education Certificates Available for specific program of study.

Professionalism Course also available for those already enrolled in our Coaching Programs, at discounted fees.

Groups of 2-8:  $500/module, or $2500 for 6 module curriculum, includes 1 hour teaching for each module.  $400 for add-on modules.

Groups of 9-15:  $600/module, or $3000 for 6 modules with teaching.  $500 for add-on modules.

Large Group Lectures on Ethics, Professionalism, Communication:  $1500+/60-120 minutes, plus travel and expenses.  Discounts available when lecture series are scheduled.  Full-Day Workshops are also available. More on Wellness Workshop Ideas

Contact us for more information:
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Call us at 319-338-5190.  Or email:  professionalism@virtuemedicine.com