Ethics are the standard of what is right and wrong. Professional ethics can be considered as a set of moral principles, beliefs and values that guide the professional in making choices about the correct care and support.

More specifically, ethics are standard rules or principles that guide the right conduct and are designed to protect the rights of a human being.

Moreover, ethics helps to solve health and social care dilemmas and make the right decisions based on values that work in unison with the laws. In contrast, laws are general rules of conduct that are enforced by a controlling authority.

Protecting human rights and the dignity of seniors is crucial to the ethical practices of professionals.

Entry test for ethics

If you want to test your knowledge and preexisting skills about ethics please take a few minutes and answer the folllowing entry test.

Course Materials

Training Course

In the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the specific dimensions of ethics in senior care contexts.
  • Recognize the requirements of ethics when working with the senior population.
  • Understand the value of ethics for the quality of senior care and the promotion of the wellbeing of the senior population.
  • Reflect on your personal needs regarding ethics when you interact with the senior population.
  • Develop ethical reasoning skills.


Final test

If you want to test your final knowledge about ethics please take a few minutes and answer the folllowing final test.