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Ethics I: Evidence and Clinical Decision Making

# e150   Ethics I: Evidence and Clinical Decision Making

by Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.1 CEUs

$ 24.00

This course is the first of a series of three and will help to fill the information void on ethical decision making when working with the adult population. 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 and how this can be combined with evidence-based practice. This approach can be successfully applied to clinical practice in order to better manage complex cases.  Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU – 1 Contact Hour.

Three Course Series:

  • Course #1:  e150  Ethics I: Evidence and Clinical Decision Making
  • Course #2:  e151  Ethics II: Patient Values & Clinician Bias
  • Course #3:  e152  Ethics III: [Coming Soon!  Available in Early 2017]

Courses may be taken in sequence or individually.

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:

  • Contrast Eminence & Evidence based practice.
  • List how patients can be informed.
  • Identify the link between ethics and evidence-based practice. 

 

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

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.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 02/28/2016.

  • 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
e149 Ethics, Evidence & Pediatric Decision Making
Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and 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

"The Seedhouse Grid was most beneficial. I liked the consideration of the patient's perspective." - T.T., 8/28/2016

"The suggestions on communicating with patients and their families were really helpful. I also liked the convenient format of the course." - E.D., 8/24/2016

"I appreciated the discussions on issues related to "non-compliance" and balancing patient desires vs other evidence." - J.B., 8/23/2016

"I liked that this course was thought provoking and relevant to day to day practice." - J.A., 8/16/2016

"The format, length, and information was all beneficial for my current practice." - S.K., 8/11/2016

"The information regarding ways to understand statistical analysis conducted in research papers was most useful." - K.L., 7/29/2016

"The speaker made discussion practical and easy to listen to, with everyday lanaguage. I especially appreciated the discussions on culture and shared clinical decision making." - M.K., 7/28/2016

"The Seedhouse Grid was the most beneficial, and the example of pain in different cultures caused me to reflect." - Y.R., 7/10/2016

"I appreciated the ethical and moral cross over in the clinical setting." - P.R., 6/28/2016

"The content was great - it was all beneficial. The speaker was also great in how she presented the information." - V.K., 6/28/2016

"This e-course offers valuable information that can be applied in a practical way to the clinical world." - R.P.M., 5/28/2016

"I enjoyed the breakdown/hierarchy of available research/evidence. Relevant content with efficient delivery." - A.B., 5/26/2016

"The discussion re: evaluating research papers for the effectiveness of a presented treatment was most beneficial. I liked the examples that were presented with each topic discussed." - L.S., 5/22/2016

"I'm glad I didn't know, going into this, that the main topic would be on research papers/articles, because I wouldn't have been interested. But this information was 'need to know' and I'm glad to have taken the course." - W.H., 4/30/2016

 

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