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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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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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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

(1649 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1649 reviews

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.
Review by: Kristi on January 24, 2015
Easily understood with ability to save content for later reference.
Review by: Sarah on January 23, 2015
meets ethics requirements for CEUs
Review by: Graciela on January 21, 2015
The information was excellent
Review by: Elisabeth on January 20, 2015
Very informative. Nice refresher on ethics.
Review by: Julie on January 17, 2015
Relevant to educational and medical settings and well-organized.
Review by: Tina on January 16, 2015
User friendly and informative
Review by: Kelly on January 14, 2015
Well organized and easy to follow; pertinent to my work setting
Review by: Kelly on January 10, 2015
A lot of relevant information in a concise manner.
Review by: Tracy on January 8, 2015
many examples help clarify code and make it more 'real'
Review by: Kristine on December 31, 2014
course was presented in a clear and concise manner
Review by: Evelyn on December 31, 2014
Helpful information presented in a clear style. Examples aided in working through the potential ethical dilemmas.
Review by: Suzanne on December 30, 2014
I learned new information and it prompts me to post the Code of Ethics in my home office.
Review by: Theresa on December 29, 2014
it is pertinent; ethical issues are relegated to everyone in practice, regardless of skill level or position.
Review by: Tomas on December 26, 2014
Excellent ethics overview.
Review by: Andrea on December 23, 2014
Great examples. Useful information. Presented in a clear and organized manor...
Review by: Mary on December 22, 2014
Clear and good refresher course
Review by: sarah on December 22, 2014
good information with relevant examples
Review by: melissa on December 22, 2014
Excellent presenter. Very knowledgeable.
Review by: Kathryn Jacoby on December 21, 2014
Good information that should be reviewed regularly.
Review by: Ashla on December 21, 2014
Information is important to all SLPs and helpful as a review for those of us who have been out of school for a bit
Review by: Joan on December 18, 2014
Made a dry, but important topic, relevant and interesting.
Review by: Kisstin on December 14, 2014
Providing examples of situations
Review by: Suzanne on December 7, 2014
Having the case studies really allows you to apply what we are learning in this course.
Review by: Betsy on December 5, 2014
Great detail and specific scenarios really help.
Review by: Anne on December 5, 2014
Good personal examples provided
Review by: Karen on December 1, 2014
This course provided information that was relevant to all we do. It is good to be reminded of these principles on a regular basis.
Review by: Beth on November 30, 2014
Well organized and clearly the presenter was an expert in this area. Great examples of ethical dilemmas.
Review by: Jillian on November 25, 2014
Easy to read through and adequate information
Review by: Ramon on November 23, 2014
every thing was to the point. well organized.
Review by: Christi on November 22, 2014
Organized and simple to follow.
Review by: Jacquelyn on November 22, 2014
Clearly stating the principles
Review by: Debbie on November 18, 2014
Easy to follow.. Examples of possible situations
Review by: Lucero on November 16, 2014
The content was detailed and easy to follow.
Review by: Mildred on November 11, 2014
Well organized; excellent job relating ASHA code of ethics to particular ethical dilemmas.Good contrast of laws versus ethics and consequences of ethical violations.
Review by: Kylee on November 9, 2014
No technical problems, easy to navigate.

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.  

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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