Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) regularly face ethical dilemmas in clinical practice. The clinician’s actions (or inaction) when faced with these dilemmas can have far-reaching effects on patients, colleagues, employers, and society as a whole. In this module, SLPs will learn how to approach ethical decision making through clinical scenarios using the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
0.15 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: An Overview of Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology in Post-Acute Care
General Ethics Overview
ASHA’s Code of Ethics
Breaking Down the Principles
Section 3: ASHA’s Ethical Violations and Sanctions
Ramifications of Ethical Violations
Your Role in Ethics
Section 4: Ethical Considerations in Post-Acute Care
Confidentiality and Privacy
Billing and Payment Models
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Application of Ethics Principles
Section 6: Conclusion
Mitzi A. Kweder, MS/CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist since 1996. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology in New York. She has experience in several settings with both pediatrics and geriatrics but spent most of her recent career in the director role in skilled nursing facilities. During that time, she also directed affiliated home health and outpatient operations. Currently, she is the Director of Quality and Standards with AdvantageCare Rehabilitation. In this position, she oversees clinical and operations standards in order to maintain and improve quality of care delivery. She also plays an active role in denials, policy, and compliance processes to promote adherence to laws and regulations of several bodies governing healthcare. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Mitzi A. Kweder, MS/CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a contributor
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