May 11, 2021

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ESICM Academy: browse the Ethics eModules


Academy eModules are electronic books grouped into categories. They contain updated, peer-reviewed, evidence-based training material. ESICM Academy is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

If you are an ESICM member, you can access for free all the courses available on the Academy. This month, we bring to your attention all the eModules curated by the Ethics Section.

Communication I-IV

The ultimate goal of communication in the ICU is to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. This e-Module will cover communication with patients, families, and co-workers and how to develop communication skills.


Ethical dilemmas can and do arise in daily health care practice. Within medicine, critical care is an area where issues regarding autonomy, beneficence, possible harm and distributive justice commonly highlight ethical problems that the patients, their families and the critical care team need to deal with. The module “Ethics” does not attempt to provide answers to all the difficult questions, nor will it master all potential dilemmas, but it will point out some ways in which ethical issues in critical care can be addressed, clarified and hopefully solved.

Browse the Academy to find the content that best suits your needs and keep learning!

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