Health Management, Ethics and Research Module: 9.  Rights and Obligations of Health Extension Practitioners

Study Session 9  Rights and Obligations of Health Extension Practitioners


In Study Sessions 7 and 8 you learnt about some of the key ethical principles in healthcare as well as ethical conflicts and dilemmas that you may face in your day-to-day practice. You have also been introduced to some of the ways that might show you how to resolve these ethical conflicts and do your work in an ethical manner. In this study session you will learn about some of the ethical rights and obligations that you, as a Health Extension Practitioner, have. These rights and obligations emerge from the core ethical principles that you have learned in Study Session 7 of this Module. What you will learn from this session will also help you understand the rights of others and your obligations not to violate them. In this way you will be able to provide a safe and competent healthcare service to individuals, families and your whole community.

This study session will equip you with sufficient knowledge about the most important ethical obligations that a Health Extension Practitioner will need to be aware of in their work in the community. Understanding these issues will give you confidence in your work and help you to defend and stand up for your clients when their rights are violated by others.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 9