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Course # 5270
Is This Ethical? Use of an ethical decision-making model to address ethical issues in the workplace

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Course Abstract

This course will discuss an ethical decision-making model for use when ethical dilemmas present themselves at the workplace. After a review of the ASHA Code of Ethics principles and rules, the course will present an ethical decision-making model that addresses ethical, policy, and legal issues. The decision-making model will be applied to a variety of ethical dilemmas from both educational and medical work settings.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe an ethical decision-making model.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the four Principles of Ethics of the ASHA Code of Ethics.
  • After this course, participants will be able to contrast ethical requirements with policy and legal requirements.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe alternatives that can be used when there is an ethical issue in the workplace.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introductory comments
5-15 Minutes ASHA Code of Ethics: Principles of Ethics
15-20 Minutes Ethical decision–making model
20-30 Minutes Compare and contrast ethical issues with legal and policy issues
30-55 Minutes Application of ethical decision-making model with examples
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1786 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1786 reviews

Review by: Member on August 10, 2015
The article presented with a less organized thought process and was more abstract in explanations than other courses which I have taken and thought were of better quality.
Review by: Member on August 4, 2015
well defined, good examples
Review by: Beth on July 29, 2015
I think including the Ethical Decision Making Model and then providing scenarios that you use it with.
Review by: Stephanie on July 28, 2015
All SLPs should read this!
Review by: Carrie on July 23, 2015
The examples were very clear.
Review by: Wendy on July 20, 2015
Excellent information presented in a clear manner.Excellent examples and course of action was outlined and explained for each example. I should be able to use the information immediately within my job, if needed.
Review by: Anna on July 20, 2015
Helped clarify professional ethics.
Review by: Laurie on July 19, 2015
A coupe of the questions on the exam could have multiple interpretations; therefore, the outcomes of testing do not necessarily reflect the knowlege or understanding of the information gained from the course.
Review by: Angella on July 16, 2015
Explained and cited the text as well as gave examples
Review by: Xymena on July 12, 2015
It gave me a greater idea how professional responsibility is related to ethical behavior in the workplace
Review by: Betty on July 10, 2015
The power point was well presented
Review by: Carol on July 7, 2015
I especially liked the examples given - situations encountered often in the profession
Review by: Thomas on July 6, 2015
Each day I step foot into my facility there are numerous ethical decisions inherent in the population and setting I serve. It's a huge part of what SLP's do and this information reinforces why I take on the "battles" that I do.
Review by: Karen on July 1, 2015
Step by step breakdown of the Code of Ethics
Review by: Leigh Anne on June 28, 2015
outline was easy to follow and topics were discussed fully
Review by: Julie on June 23, 2015
Interesting and helped me to review the Code of Ethics.
Review by: Kirsten on June 22, 2015
Good review of Code of Ethics. Good examples of ethical decision making process.
Review by: Tara on June 20, 2015
Topic required for licensure renewal
Review by: Julie on June 17, 2015
There were many examples given that pertain to commonly faced situations.
Review by: Felicia on June 16, 2015
Thorough explanation of the Professional Code of Ethics. ASHA's Code of Ethics, the Ethical Decision Making Model, the concepts of ethics and the misuse of codes
Review by: Carol on June 15, 2015
I really liked the scenerios given
Review by: Lindsay on June 13, 2015
Good code of ethics refresher course
Review by: Teresa on June 13, 2015
This course enhanced my understanding of ethical decision making. I liked that the instructor used a wide variety of examples and scenarios in her discussion.
Review by: Ann on June 12, 2015
content; meeting ethics requirement
Review by: Batya on June 12, 2015
topics were clear an relevant examples were provided
Review by: Nancy on June 7, 2015
Lissa did an awesome job in making this topic understandable and useful.
Review by: Ashley on June 7, 2015
It was a good refresher of the Code of Ethics
Review by: Patricia on May 30, 2015
Excellent material well ptesented by a very knowledgable woman
Review by: Analise on May 29, 2015
Hearing about examples of ethical dilemma made this course excellent.
Review by: stephanie on May 28, 2015
clear and relevant examples of ethical dilemmas
Review by: William on May 28, 2015
excellent examples provided of the concepts in the presentation
Review by: Jane on May 26, 2015
It made me rethink the Code of Ethics and become aware of changes since I was in full-time practice. It also reminded me that too many people are close to being in violation of our Code.
Review by: Tamara on May 24, 2015
This course was very thorough.
Review by: Catherine on May 19, 2015
Best ethics CE class I've taken since grad school and that was many years ago! ;)
Review by: Heather on May 14, 2015
very well organized. good content for review.
Review by: Sandra on May 12, 2015
References that were quoted along with with familiar everyday dilemas.
Review by: Monica on May 11, 2015
Very informative and good information on ethics.
Review by: Julie on May 11, 2015
It was a self paced course, nice for working professionals to complete on own time
Review by: Amy on May 10, 2015
I liked how the process of tackling an ethical dilemma was outlined. I also liked that the presenter offered several specific examples of common ethical dilemmas, and how they should be approached.
Review by: Fernando on May 5, 2015
The examples of different ethical dilemmas we might encounter in our profession.
Review by: Carol on April 22, 2015
It explained and clarified the differences between the law and ethics
Review by: Russen on April 20, 2015
the information was great! learned alot more.
Review by: Edward on April 9, 2015
It provided many real-world examples and strategies and ideas for each of them.
Review by: Connie on April 5, 2015
This is a very relevant topic and she provided a method to use in solving ethical issues.
Review by: rose on April 4, 2015
The information was succinct with examples that gave enough information to be easily understandable.
Review by: Laura on April 1, 2015
EXTREMELY thorough: included many excellent and varied examples and "complete" data/information.
Review by: Kimberly on March 25, 2015
This course was very thorough, clear, and left me with a renewed commitment to excellence and integrity.
Review by: Kristin on March 23, 2015
the simplicity of the information allowed for better comprehension of what can be a difficult subject
Review by: Deborah on March 23, 2015
The material presented and the relativity to my career.
Review by: sasha on March 22, 2015
The information provided for the therapist was very helpful.
Review by: Leah on March 20, 2015
Great overview of ethical practice
Review by: Pamela on March 19, 2015
Helped to make ethical situations more understandable.
Review by: Yvette on March 16, 2015
course material was easy to follow, examples were relevant across different settings.
Review by: Rebecca on March 10, 2015
The examples provided helped to consolidate learning from previous portions of the course.
Review by: Imelda on March 10, 2015
The course was sweet, short and to the point. The text was easy to understand.
Review by: Debra on March 9, 2015
Reinforced the importance of integrity in my career. Ignoring the ethical issues is not the correct thing to do because it means you are involved and practicing unethical behavior.
Review by: Dustin on March 7, 2015
The presentation had some great information, but at times had information I felt was extraneous, or even somewhat conflicting when considering making a correct Exam response.
Review by: Robert on February 22, 2015
great presentation and examples
Review by: Terri on February 10, 2015
Great to have htese refreshed from time to time.
Review by: Jeanan on February 5, 2015
I appreciate how the presenter provided real examples that we as SLPs face in our work force. I liked how she gave examples of how to go through the decision making process for each one.
Review by: Suzanne on February 4, 2015
Comprehensive review of both general ethical principles and those specific to the profession.
Review by: Lindsay on February 1, 2015
Easy to understand and apply
Review by: Katie on January 31, 2015
Easy to read and understand.
Review by: David on January 25, 2015
Informative. Good variety of ethical dilemmas discussed.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

lissa power defur

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lissa Power-deFur is Professor and Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Longwood University.  She previously worked at the Virginia Department of Education in special education and student services, where she worked collaboratively with general educators, special educators and related services personnel to facilitate student achievement.  She has offered numerous presentations on the educational relevance of speech-language impairment, collaboration, and the Common Core State Standards.  

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