3/31/20 Ethical Decision-Making In Practice – Approaches and Tools

$ 40.00

March 31, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm CST

The registration for this webinar will close at 12:00 pm (cst) on March 31, 2020.

Description:  Ethical decision-making is a critical professional skill. The inherent desire to do good for patients, colleagues and the public can be challenged by complications of the work environment, personal perspectives and patient circumstances. This interactive webinar will address clinical and professional ethical assessment, problem-solving approaches and introduce tools to support practice.

Instructor:  Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP, HEC-C, Chief Learning Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, MGH Institute for Health Professions Faculty Associate, Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the shared decision-making process in clinical care and paradigms for managing values conflict
  • Identify ethical duties unique to various patient populations
  • Define how to apply problem-solving approaches and tools to complex circumstances in practice

Continuing Education Credits

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Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 3: Professional Issues – Contemporary Issues and Trends 

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours has approved this course. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Speech-Language Pathology
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This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362, 09/01/2020-113KAS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours OH-362, 09/01/2020-113KAS

Social Work

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is registered by the State of Illinois to sponsor continuing education programs for social workers. This program will award 1 Continuing Education Credit Hour. Sponsor License #159001466


Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; receives a salary from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network; receives a salary from MGH Institute for Health Prof

Non-Financial: Certified as a HealthCare Ethics Consultant by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; Member and former SIG Coordinator for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association; Faculty Associate for the Harvard Medical School – Center for Bioethics


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists Social Workers