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Ethics, Evidence & Pediatric Decision Making

# e149   Ethics, Evidence & Pediatric Decision Making

by Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.1 CEUs

$ 24.00

This course will help to fill the information void on ethical decision making in the pediatric setting. When striving for autonomy and the push for clinical beneficence clash, service providers need sound advice based on current best practice. Participants will learn how ethical healthcare is based on evidence-based practice which requires patient and family input and respect of their values. This approach can be successfully applied to practice in order to better manage complex pediatric cases. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU – 1 Contact Hour.

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 the differences between values, morals, and ethics.
  • Explain the link between ethics and evidence-based practice. 
  • Recognize caregiver stresses.

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

AOTA

Domain of OT: Client Factors: Values, Beliefs and Spirituality

Professional Issues: Issues and Trends: Ethics; Evidence-based practice

Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BC-S, is an author, inventor, national /international speaker and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders at Dayton Children’s Hospital serving inpatient/outpatient pediatrics and trains students/colleagues in clinical care. Working with children/adolescents in schools she worked alongside the national autism teacher of the year, as well as working with adults in extended care facilities and as Dysphagia Coordinator at a Level I Trauma Hospital treating adult/adolescent patients in acute care, the Head Injury/Spinal Cord Injury and CVA rehab teams. As Director of Legislative Advocacy for her state association (OSLHA) and member of ASHA Governmental Relations Public Policy Board she advocates legislatively for patients/families impacted by communication/hearing/swallowing disorders. She serves on The American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in many capacities, is Vice President/President elect of the Ohio Speech Language Association and is past Editor of ASHA SIG 13 Perspectives.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Donna Edwards is employed by Dayton Children's Hospital; receives salary.

Financial — Donna Edwards is a co-author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Donna Edwards is a Board Member for the ASHA Government Relations Public Policy Board (2015-2018). 

Nonfinancial — Donna Edwards is the Vice President of Association Management for OSLHA (2014-2017) President Elect (2016-2019).

Nonfinancial — Donna Edwards was the Past Editor for ASHA SIG 13 Editorial Committee (2012-2015) and is Swallowing Disorders Executive Committee Member-Secretary-Mentor Committee Liaison-Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee (2011-2016)


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 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1 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.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 03/31/2016.

  • 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
e87 Ethics, Evidence and Clinical Decision Making
Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.3 $59.00
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

"All of it was beneficial! Excellent course!" - S.C., 8/26/2016

"The discussion on considering cultural differences at home was really helpful." - J.M., 8/23/2016

"I work in a school based setting, so the most beneficial to me was the topic on ethics. I will be more sensitive to understanding the child and where the family is coming from. It helps me to be more open to differences in people due to their own experiences, backgrounds, and their culture." - M.C., 8/22/2016

"I liked the benefits of researching appropriate information." - K.S., 8/18/2016

"The case study examples were the best part." - M.E., 8/16/2016

"The grid was interesting and a good basis for examining ethical situations in practice. I like that the course was easy to complete on my terms during a busy schedule." - K.A., 8/15/2016

"I appreciated the components of evidence based practice defined." - S.S., 8/4/2016

"Good examples to connect the information to practical situations." - R.R., 7/27/2016

"The whole thing was beneficial." - A.C., 7/20/2016

"The Seedhouse Model was most helpful. I liked the visuals and real life examples." - M.C., 7/12/2016

"I appreciated the discussion on the importance of considering pt/family cultural perspectives & differences." - J.A., 6/30/2016

"The family input and respecting the values of the family was the best topic." - P.R., 6/29/2016

"I really liked how topics were addressed specifically and effectively without being too verbose." - J.C., 6/19/2016

"Paula was an excellent speaker in addition to providing useful, thought provoking information." - M.W., 6/11/2016

 

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