Clinical Research Ethics in Rehabilitation: Basics and Beyond

Description: This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of ethics considerations in the conduct of human subjects’ clinical research. The focus will be on research in a rehabilitation setting. The on-demand webinar will provide an overview of historical misconduct in human subjects research, outline regulatory reforms in research ethics, and explore strategies to promote ethical and socially conscientious research that is grounded in contemporary bioethics principles.   

Objectives: Upon completion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe unique ethical considerations for human subjects research in the rehabilitation setting
  • Summarize contemporary bioethics principles that promote socially-minded clinical research 
  • Identify strategies that promote ethical conduct in human subjects research

Instructor: Shelly Benjaminy, PhD, Bioethicist, Donnelley Ethics Program, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the on-demand webinar. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1 contact hour.

Occupational Therapy 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This introductory level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 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


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362, 09/01/2020) 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 1.0 contact hours OH-362, 09/01/2020-109KAS.

Speech-Language Pathology


This course is offered for  0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).

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 presenting this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial -  No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Social Workers Speech Language Pathologists OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists