Presenter: Paula Leslie, PhD, FRCSLT, CCC-SLP
– E.H., prior course participant
This course combines knowledge of feeding tubes in dementia with informed consent and decision making. Discussed are the requirements for informed consent, and how knowledge of ethical principles and research evidence can support clinicians and families in making better decisions.
Comparison of student and clinician knowledge of how feeding tubes help and hinder does not always align with the evidence. This has implications for student education and early clinical training. Even when clinicians are aware of the evidence, personal bias may influence our contributions to decision making. If we are aware of this we can do something about it. This leads to advance care planning and formats for formalizing discussions.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:13:13
– R.K., prior course participant
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The knowledge is shown in the ability to present learned material in layman’s terms. Easily understandable and interesting although outside of my caseload." T.W. (Sept. 2022)
"I enjoyed the topics of feeding tubes and advanced dementia." L.G. (Sept. 2022)
"The entire course will benfit my daily practice as I work in acute care facilities and this is a topic that I encounter daily." S.W. (Aug. 2022)
"The manner in which the information was stated. The facts approach was appreciated." M.R. (Aug. 2022)
"I will benefit from this information daily." C.B. (Aug. 2022)
"Refresher on decision making process involved in using a feeding tube." J.H. (July 2022)
"The real life examples of the family and team helping to decide what is best for the patient were beneficial for my daily practice." D.B. (June 2022)
"I liked the discussions of informed consent, beneficence, disclosure, and autonomy." R.J. (Mar. 2022)
"Functional and realistic information provided." A.W. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked how patient-centered it was while emphasizing the relationship between autonomy and beneficence." S.S. (Jan. 2022)
"This course gave me an opportunity to consider whose values I should think about for my patient." M.Y. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the thoroughness of the material and the detail provided with each point." A.D. (Dec. 2021)
“I found this course very interesting, and the speaker spoke at a nice pace. The case study provided a good example. I don't usually enjoy ethics courses, but this was pretty good.” C.C. (Dec. 2021)
“I liked the concept of using art to engage with adults with dementia. Also, the information on how to create an environment for creativity that is adult-friendly was great!” S.M. (Dec. 2021)
"Material was clinically relevant. You can tell the presenter has a lot of experience." E.H. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the entire topic of ethics and my role. Presenter was concise and informative." B.H. (Nov. 2021)
"There was information covered that I was not familiar with and now I have a better understanding of it, especially with regards to advanced directives and informed consent." S.D. (Oct. 2021)
"I enjoyed the lovely British accent. And all the relevant topics." K.K. (Oct. 2021)
“The additional explanations relating to legal terminology such as advanced directives, living will, etc. were very helpful.” K.S. (Aug. 2021)
“I like the emphasis on considering personal values and biases and how these might impact on my delivery of advice/information. The reassurance that it is not within our professional boundaries to be making decisions regarding feeding tubes.” R.B. (Jun. 2021)
"The vocabulary discussion regarding autonomy and beneficence in regards to clinical work and our scope of practice was very beneficial. I liked the patient scenarios presented at the end of the seminar." K.M. (May 2021)
"I like that this material applies to my daily work. The discussion on ethical practice related to feeding tubes was most beneficial." K.F. (Mar. 2021)
“This course was very informative, short, and to the point!” D.R. (Mar. 2021)
“I liked that it raised my awareness of the disparity that exists between what SLP' know about feeding tubes, and our decision making. Although we wouldn't want one for ourselves, we frequently support the decision for feeding tubes for our patients. I will definitely consider this more in the future.” R.K. (Feb. 2021)
"All of the information was applicable to my current caseload. The course was easy to follow." Y.C. (Feb. 2021)
"The info was good - especially the portion on feeding tubes and ethical considerations." S.B. (Feb. 2021)
"The info re: Living Wills and Autonomy vs/Beneficence was most beneficial. I liked the speaker's accent and thoroughness." G.S. (Dec. 2020)
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).
Financial — Paula Leslie is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Paula Leslie has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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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.
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