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Ethics, Evidence and Clinical Decision Making

# e87   Ethics, Evidence and Clinical Decision Making

by Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.3 CEUs

$ 59.00

This course was designed to fill the information void on ethical decision making for individuals with dysphagia. When striving for autonomy and the push for clinical beneficence clash, service providers need sound advice based on current best practice. Participants will learn a comprehensive model of medical ethics that can be successfully applied to their practice to better manage complex cases. Values, morals and professional codes related to a variety of challenging situations that often occur in everyday practice will be examined and discussed. Situations involving informed consent, patient refusal, treatment options including oral vs non-oral feeding, and when and how to terminate services will be addressed. The need to maintain robust and clinically relevant records and specific documentation suggestions to achieve this will also be discussed. Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours (Run Time 2:56:48). 

Topics Include:

  • Values, Morals & Ethics
  • Bias
  • Medical Ethics
  • Support From Professional Bodies
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Healthcare Documents

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain differences between values, morals, and ethics.
  • Identify personal biases.
  • State medical ethical principles.
  • Locate relevant professional publications.
  • Explain the link between ethics and evidence-based practice. 
  • Recognize caregiver stresses.
  • Compare common legal health documents.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

AOTA

Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

Paula Leslie, PhD, FRCSLT, CCC-SLP, is a professor and director of the Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology. She maintains full clinical licenses in the USA and UK where she is a Specialist Adviser to the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy in swallowing disorders. She provides support to researchers, and provides continuing education from grassroots to international level and across the health professions on complex clinical decision making, ethics and end of life decisions in vulnerable populations. Her honors include the Honors of the Association Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association DiCarlo Clinical Achievement Award, the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Clinical Achievement Award, and Fellow of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (UK).

 

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Paula Leslie is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Paula Leslie is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives honorarium.

Nonfinancial — Paula Leslie has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  


Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLPA
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 3 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 09/30/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Paula Leslie

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e75 Examining 4 Areas Relating To Dysphagia In The Elderly
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP and James Naas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.6 $99.00
e149 Ethics, Evidence & Pediatric Decision Making
Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e150 Ethics I: Evidence and Clinical Decision Making
Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e151 Ethics II: Patient Values & Clinician Bias
Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00

"I appreciated the differences in legalities based on the location of the patient." – C.B. (Dec. 2016)

"Paula is an excellent educator on these topics and a great advocate for patient's rights." – J.B. (Dec. 2016)

"I like that it covered a number of different medical situations / case studies and research." – C.M. (Dec. 2016)

"I enjoyed the conversations on end of life, caregiver burden, and explanations of advance directives/living will. I liked how practical examples were given and used throughout." – R.M. (Dec. 2016)

Review Via Email to Author, Paula Leslie:

"Thank you, Paula, for a surprisingly good course! I have just completed your Northern Speech Services offering on "Ethics, Evidence and Clinical Decision Making." I will admit that I just need to do a course, ANY course that fulfilled my State's requirement for 3 hours of ethics related specifically to my field. But having previously done other courses through Northern Speech and found them to be of a higher standard than some other companies' offerings, I chose yours. What a surprise then, to discover it was being presented by a fellow Brit from The North!

Anyway I just wanted to say that I appreciated the relevance of your content and you not subjecting us to endless ramblings about your own research. Your section on "eminence based" rather than "evidence based" practice certainly made me smile and helped to explain why the course was well paced and bursting with relevant info. I also appreciated your use of the glottal stop. :)

Very best wishes and many thanks for turning what could have been 3 hours of dry, "eminence based" stodge into something really rather refreshing." – S.S. (Nov. 2016)

"I enjoyed the audio. It was conversational and not just reading slides." – D.H. (Nov. 2016)

"The entire course was good. I found the information on caregiver/patient perspective very helpful." – S.V. (Nov. 2016)

"Excellent course on ethics and EBP. Enjoyed how she consistently showed the connection between EBP and ethical care. The presenter did a fabulous job educating clinical knowledge." – M.B. (Nov. 2016)

"I loved the accent. Nice presentation and good information. Maybe more issues that relate to children could be covered as that is my main setting, but having had a husband die from leukemia, I was able to relate to the end of the lecture from having been there." – B.M. (Oct. 2016)

"Reiterating the importance of talking with families and understanding the emotions they are feeling was most beneficial. I also appreciated differentiating between the various advanced directives." – M.B. (Oct. 2016)

"I liked the discussion of caregiver vs patient perspective and what that means for a clinician. The discussion on cultural perspectives relating to ethical decision making was really helpful." – V.S. (Sept. 2016)

"It was helpful to learn about the specific documents that underlie our profession's code of conduct. The speaker was very fluid and concise in her language and discourse." – G.R. (Aug. 2016)

"I loved that I am able to do it in the comfort of my own home/office. I am a very busy SLP and mommy, and sometimes coordinating childcare for continuing education is difficult. A great course!!" – L.H. (July 2016)

"Well organized and easy to follow; good slides and resource info." – J.H. (June 2016)

"All content presented will be useful, particularly the breakdown of ethical principles. This was well-organized. Presenter was engaging & knowledgeable. The references provided will be useful in providing pt care." – R.K. (Apr. 2016)

"It was a wealth of information regarding decisions to be made by more severely challenged individuals." – C.M. (Feb. 2016)

"The coverage on end of life care was most useful. I enjoyed the case studies." – J.D.R. (Feb. 2016)

"I appreciated the discussion on including the family." – K.R. (Feb. 2016)

"The link between ethics and EBP was very helpful. I like that the course was easy to follow." – C.B. (Feb. 2016)

"I liked the legal health documents and dealing with stressed caregivers." – S.M. (Feb. 2016)

"I enjoyed the review of evaluation research literature." – C.C. (Feb. 2016)

"The discussion on advanced directives and living wills was really beneficial." – A.S. (Jan. 2016)

"It was very well explained. I especially appreciated the professional code of ethics." – R.C. (Jan. 2016)

"I liked the discussion of real-life scenarios." – P.K. (Jan. 2016)

"I enjoyed the discussion regarding patient care at the end of their life." – C.B. (Jan. 2016)

"I liked exploring the different dynamics of Ethics." – J.O. (Jan. 2016)

"The discussion re: shared decision making and the stress placed on the caregiver when making decisions for the patient and the often unrealized stress placed upon them when providing the primary care was very useful." – H.D. (Jan. 2016)

 

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