Navigating Through Ethical Complex Decisions with Post-Acute Patients


Course Description

Course Description:

Providing good patient care and avoiding harm are the cornerstones of ethical practice. Healthcare workers want to do the right thing, but it isn’t always clear how they should proceed. Every situation is somewhat different, and ethical dilemmas can arise even when a hospital has policies in place to address them.

This course will include:

  • multiple case studies
  • complex decisions posed by SLPs
  • studies citing contributing facts for decision making
  • the importance of meaningful dysphagia assessment
  • the complexity of truly informed consents
  • the importance of treatment balanced with quality-of-life decisions

These ethical considerations, however, illustrate that there are no easy answers to complex situations.  Through research based evidence and skills cited by experienced therapists, this course will equip the SLP to be more equipped to respond appropriately and respectfully to similar challenges that may arise in their setting.

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate