ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Ethics for Professional Case Managers

 This course is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

Nancy R. Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Nancy Kirsch earned a Physical Therapy degree from Temple University and a Master's degree in Health Education from Montclair University. She went on to earn a PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration on Ethics from Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Montclair General Hospital.

Nancy is director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rutgers University. Previously she practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, long-term care, and home care. She owned a private practice for more than twenty years and now practices in an educational setting.

Nancy has been active in professional organizations throughout her career. She has served the American Physical Therapy Association, first at the state level and then the national, where she was a member of the Ethics Document Revision Task Force. She also served on the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee, including a term as chairperson. She is currently on the APTA Scope of Practice Task Force and vice president of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Tracey Long, RN, PhD, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, COI, CCRN

Tracey is a registered nurse who has worked in critical care, telemetry, and primary care for almost 30 years. She developed health education and diabetes programs in Spanish for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she now resides. Tracey earned a double bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science and Spanish from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in Public Health Education at California College of Health Sciences, and an MSN in Nursing Education at UNLV. She completed her PhD in Nursing Education and Leadership. Tracey has served on the nursing faculty at the College of Southern Nevada and at Nevada State College. She has been a health-welfare missionary in Colombia and works with International Service Learning, taking nurses and students to Belize, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica and other developing countries, where they offer medical clinics to rural communities. Her research interests are international health and nursing, simulation, cultural competency training, measuring effectiveness in education, and diabetes education. She served on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for the National Nursing Simulation Study Team.

As a freelance speaker Tracey earned the Educator of Excellence Award, and has been an invited keynote speaker for nursing school graduations, nursing career fairs, nursing webinars, and genealogy seminars. She has written three children’s health books as well as Climbing Family Trees: Whispers in the Leaves about researching genealogy. She married her college sweetheart and they have their own Brady Bunch of six kids, who teach her what’s really important in life! 



Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.


  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: December 31, 2019
  • Course price: $59

Course Summary

Ethical behaviors for case managers reflect a foundational requirement to be fair and effective in the profession of healthcare and to promote positive patient outcomes. This course offers a basic knowledge of ethics, including your CCM Code of Ethics and how to implement it in your professional practice. It includes both HIPAA and OSHA requirements.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Explain ethical standards of practice.
  • Identify the code(s) of ethics that apply to your profession.
  • List and define the principles of ethics for healthcare.
  • State the relationship between the Rule of Law and ethics and morals.
  • Identify 3 legal or regulatory requirements that apply to your practice.
  • Be ready to explain the ethical decision-making process with a relevant case.
  • Discuss the ways in which HIPAA impacts your daily practice.
  • Explain the requirements of OSHA and how they apply to case management.

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