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SLP Course Details

Course # 3281
Ethics & Dysphagia Management

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Course Abstract

When evaluating and treating adult patients with dysphagia, the SLP is often confronted with ethical dilemmas. A review of pertinent case law and principles of medical ethics will introduce a discussion about the SLP's relationship to the patient, payer, and physician in regards to decision making about quality of life issues. An example of one hospital's Speech-Language DepartmentL
This course was recorded on January 23, 2009


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to state principles of biomedical ethics.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain advance directives.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe case law related to nutrition and hydration.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain malpractice and legal implications.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe SLP's role in palliative care.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Welcome & Introduction
5-10 Minutes State principles of biomedical ethics
10-20 Minutes Discuss advance directives
20-35 Minutes Describe case law related to nutrition and hydration
35-45 Minutes Discuss malpractice and legal implications
45-55 Minutes Describe SLP's role in palliative care
55-60 Minutes Questions & Answers

Average Rating

(300 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 300 reviews

Review by: Jane on January 2, 2013
clear & concise
Review by: Kimberly on December 27, 2012
case study examples, clear explanations by presenter
Review by: Lynn on December 18, 2012
Presenter's knowledge of topic and explanations.
Review by: Renee on December 16, 2012
It included a lot of information that was directly pertinent to daily decision-making in my wor,.
Review by: Dana on December 16, 2012
presented in a way that I could apply to my veryday work.
Review by: Michelle on December 14, 2012
Good examples. Clarity of definitions.
Review by: Amanda on December 12, 2012
Very knowledgeable presenter
Review by: Heidi on December 11, 2012
functional information, realistic case studies and a knowledgeable speaker.
Review by: Barbara on December 6, 2012
well organized; gave food for thought
Review by: Cindy on December 6, 2012
Smooth delivery, content organized, concise and pertinent.
Review by: Shelly on December 1, 2012
Great examples for SLPs without getting bogged down in a lot of legal terms
Review by: Mary Frances on December 1, 2012
This course covered ethics and counseling and laws, which are not topics in which we are well educated while in school.
Review by: Amy on November 30, 2012
Review by: Katherine on November 28, 2012
Clear, concise, interesting. Wonderful presentation.
Review by: Linda on November 26, 2012
well presented, well organized, and good content
Review by: Katherine on November 26, 2012
Well presented! Clear and to the point.
Review by: Laura on November 20, 2012
explanations, examples
Review by: Mindy on November 18, 2012
very easy to follow
Review by: Kelli on November 15, 2012
Review by: Marylou on November 4, 2012
It was very informative and well presented.
Review by: Amanda on November 3, 2012
Course was informative.
Review by: Jeanne on October 30, 2012
The research information and citing of court cases were tied in very well, and very clearly, to everyday examples of ethical dilemnas I may encounter in my work setting (Skilled nursing and long term care).
Review by: Cheryl on October 27, 2012
Well presented and relevant information.
Review by: Toyia on October 25, 2012
Detailed information and cases to use as reference, examples
Review by: Art on October 21, 2012
I have always wanted to hear this topic discussed by someone well reknowned in the field of dysphagia. Her insights may help me make decisions in the workplace.
Review by: Darlene on September 23, 2012
Good functional information
Review by: isela on September 8, 2012
Adequate coverage
Review by: Desiree on September 2, 2012
excellent organization and explanation
Review by: Lelis on August 11, 2012
The presenter was experienced and knowledgeable on the topic. She provided real life examples to various scenarious of dysphagia treatment and options to consider at the end of life.
Review by: Cynthia on August 8, 2012
Excellent presentation of timely and important information.
Review by: Jenny on August 7, 2012
Excellent case examples which makes it much easier to understand!
Review by: Sandra on August 7, 2012
Very informative as it answered many ethical questions I have had when working with dysphagia patients.
Review by: Dianna on August 1, 2012
Information can be used to improve conversations with pts, caregivers and staff
Review by: Susan on July 24, 2012
Excellent review of the myths about artificial nutrition and hydration
Review by: Tiffani on July 17, 2012
This imformation is so important for SLP's working with dysphagia.
Review by: Alicia on July 16, 2012
Ease of use.
Review by: gina on July 5, 2012
The presentation presented practical information regarding how to apply the information to practice. I particularly enjoyed the myth vs. fact section.
Review by: Melissa on July 4, 2012
case studies and related discussion
Review by: Chisaokwu on July 1, 2012
Great organization. Very helpful for my current practice.
Review by: Emily on June 29, 2012
Presenters experiences, evidence to support recommendations/decisions
Review by: Diana on June 28, 2012
Nancy is very knowledgable. She gave interesting examples and questions that make one think about looking at a problem from different angles and perspectives.
Review by: Jessica on June 27, 2012
applicable to my current practice
Review by: Patricia on June 25, 2012
It was a good review and information was brief and to the point.
Review by: alejandra on June 7, 2012
need more examples
Review by: Jeremy on May 27, 2012
Layout was easy to understand and follow
Review by: Sara on May 23, 2012
Very informative
Review by: Marie on May 17, 2012
organization and ease of understanding
Review by: Alexis on May 10, 2012
easy to understand, to the point. very effective
Review by: Wendy on April 29, 2012
Good information, along with practical application that directly impacts the way I will handle dysphagia patients/families in my current practice setting.
Review by: Elizabeth on April 27, 2012
Excellent information
Review by: Andrea on April 21, 2012
content was clearly stated, interesting and pertinent. case studies interesting, quiz challenging.
Review by: Pamela on April 18, 2012
Speaker and information shared
Review by: Mary Ann on April 12, 2012
a lot of valuable information related in a straightforward manner. This is a somewhat difficult topic but pervades one's practice in the acute care setting. The mindfulness, the challenge to really think about, question oneself and others, and to not just go along with "standard operating procedure" when assisting in the decision process was treated well here.
Review by: Trish on April 10, 2012
I learned a lot regarding myths of alternative hydration and nutrition
Review by: Heather Renee on April 8, 2012
Nancy Swiggert is incredible!
Review by: Anna on March 31, 2012
relevant and organized information in a manner that facilitated learning
Review by: Sharon on March 29, 2012
Presented by a well recognized leader in our field, as well as an excellent speaker.
Review by: Yolanda on March 19, 2012
Course provided excellent information as well as definitions of words on the ethics of dysphgia. Great case examples.
Review by: Crystal on March 11, 2012
The information was very informative and practical in regards to scenarios and case studies and how to address situations in regards to dysphagia. Thank you for this additional knowledge.
Review by: Sergio on March 10, 2012
Presenter was very knowlegeable of the subject
Review by: Jacqueline on March 9, 2012
It provided useful information, much of which was new to me. It will be useful in my clinical practice.
Review by: Amy on March 8, 2012
I uses excellent case studies and discusses real questions that come up in clinical practice.
Review by: Cheryl on March 7, 2012
A true expert in the field...her resources from LinguiSystems are excellent. Exemplary speaker....
Review by: Cynthia on March 6, 2012
straightforward and applicable
Review by: Jennifer on February 29, 2012
The information will be valuable to me in my daily job.
Review by: Debra on February 10, 2012
Case studies and discusssion of pertinent clinical situations.Hand out on palliative care
Review by: sharon on February 5, 2012
Many of my questions I encounter in my practice were addressed and answered.
Review by: Amy on January 17, 2012
slides, easy to follow
Review by: Kristine on January 15, 2012
Valuable information presented in a concise and organized way.
Review by: Amy on January 10, 2012
Provided great examples of how to handle some end of life situations within our field.
Review by: Desiree on January 9, 2012
The information was relevant and practical.
Review by: Shana on January 7, 2012
Very important information
Review by: Cristina on December 28, 2011
It was informative.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 26, 2011
Clear presentation of speaker
Review by: Mary Angela on December 26, 2011
Information was relevant to dysphagia management in my LTC setting. I most definitely learned from this course. The only negative was at times the audio didn't seem to be working properly.
Review by: Stephanie on December 25, 2011
Audio problems. Had to obtain information by reading handouts
Review by: David on December 18, 2011
good information well organized
Review by: Adrian on December 14, 2011
I work in a skilled nursing facility and have encountered similar scenarios. The analogies were very relevant to my every day practice.
Review by: Stephen on December 11, 2011
Well organized information
Review by: Olga on November 29, 2011
The categories the speaker explained were clear.
Review by: Albert on November 26, 2011
These questions/situations arise frequently.
Review by: Jeannette on November 25, 2011
Explaining terminology
Review by: Benna on November 20, 2011
Nancy is always an excellent presenter, with practical and organized information!
Review by: Haley on November 20, 2011
Extremely informative, great examples
Review by: Shannon on October 28, 2011
I appreciated how Ms. Swigert incorporated various areas in regards to applying ethics in our daily practice (e.g. code of ethics, patient's individual status, culture/religion, state statues, etc.). However, I would say even though she presented the case law accurately and relevant cases to dysphagia ethics, we still need to consider as clinicians that individual families (and their feelings/perspectives on alternative nutrition/hydration) may not mirror what case law or courts have outlined as acceptable.
Review by: Regina on October 25, 2011
Relevant information provided that is pertinent to the management of dysphagia
Review by: Therese on October 25, 2011
Great info and presented well. Liked the format (esp myth and reality section)
Review by: April on October 24, 2011
Examples including the information regarding evidence based practice and palliative care.
Review by: Pilar on October 21, 2011
Very clear and concise presentation of stated objectives.
Review by: Monica on October 18, 2011
Very informative with educating families on treatment, risks, and benefits.
Review by: Michelle on October 12, 2011
Many Many questions answered relating to my current position and issues that I face on a regular basis. Excellent handouts and information to apply.
Review by: Julia on October 12, 2011
very clear info.good handouts
Review by: Elaine on October 10, 2011
Very thorough.
Review by: Janine on October 9, 2011
Well organized and real life case studeies were helpful!
Review by: Melissa on October 8, 2011
Organization of the materials and usefulness of the information
Review by: Elizabeth on October 4, 2011
the information presented
Review by: Racheal on September 23, 2011
The instructor was VERY knowledgable and percise with information.
Review by: Sarah on September 21, 2011
Nancy is so clear with her explanations; info is very organized and matches the handout
Review by: Lauren on September 15, 2011
i could use it in the nursing homes
Review by: Lindsey on September 11, 2011
Relevant, real world information presented in a clear, concise and logical manner.

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Course Presenter

nancy swigert

Nancy Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Nancy B. Swigert is the director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Central Baptist Hospital, an acute care facility in Lexington, KY. She is a Board recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Her main interests are in the area of pediatric and adult dysphagia. She has authored seven publications with Linguisystems. She lectures extensively in the areas of dysphagia and motor speech disorders. She received her masterL

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