Speech-language pathologists, assistants, and audiologists are often confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas. Their decisions, including the failure to make a decision, can have long-range effects, both professionally and personally, for providers, patients, healthcare entities, and for society as a whole. Why does one value win over another? What does the decision process involve? How do these decisions impact those involved? This module will address ethical and moral dilemmas, the decision-making process, and present multiple ethical case studies.
Intermediate Level; Related Area Level
0.20 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 2.00 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 2.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Ethics Overview
Ethical Core Values
Section 3: Ethics in Speech Therapy and Audiology
ASHA’s Code of Ethics
ASHA’s Principles of Ethics
Applying the Code of Ethics
Section 4: Law
Case Study: Josie
When It All Comes Together
Section 5: Ethics Within Various Populations and Settings
Consent in Patient-Centered Dysphagia Care
Ethics in Telepractice
Treating Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in Schools
Section 6: Methods to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
Active Engagement Model
Integrating Theory into Education
Section 7: Conclusion
Instructor: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
Tara attended the University of Connecticut, where she received her B.A. in Communication Disorders and her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology. She currently works for Care First/ Aveanna Healthcare, providing speech and language evaluations and treatments to pediatric patients in the home environment. She also has extensive experience in the school setting and skilled nursing facilities.Disclosure: Tara Blizzard, M.A., CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Disclosure: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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