Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, October 26, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum Courses Meet CCMC Standards

Athena Forum now incorporates all CCMC® Code of Ethics in its 125 online continuing education courses for case managers and social workers.

CCMC CEO Patrice Sminkey, RN, commented, "We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with Athena Forum, one of the Commission's featured providers for pre-approved continuing education. Athena's online curricula are a robust educational online platform which allows case managers easy access to professional development resources.

"Online learning, provided through Athena Forum, compliments CCMC's efforts to make workforce development, training and education readily accessible to case managers," says Sminkey.

Beginning in 2016, CCMC will require Ethics C.E. for their certification renewals. The Athena Forum course Ethics in Case Management offers 1.5 to 1.75 RN CE for each of its six modules and 9.5 NASW CEs for course completion that can be utilized to support future CCMC renewals.

Tips from our featured course

AF Celebrates CM's Power to Enable Change

"Athena Forum concludes the celebration of CM Week by celebrating Case Management's power to enable change for every population.

"We hope you all had a Happy Case Management Week 2015!"

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education, Athena Forum Institute®

[Athena Forum] www.athenaforum.com

Ethics: CMs Protect Public

Due to the fact that case management exists in an environment that may look to solve or resolve various problems in the health care delivery and payer systems, case managers (CMs) may often confront ethical dilemmas.

To resolve these issues, CMs must abide by the Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers as well as by the professional codes of ethics for their specific profession for guidance and support in the resolution of ethical conflicts.

Today's CMs must protect the public interest in an increasingly patient-centered and cost-conscious environment in which ethical standards have taken on heightened importance.

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I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

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CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

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Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

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