Ethics and Informed Consent of the Pediatric Population

Description: What is informed consent? We will define the principles of informed consent and understand why it is crucial to autonomous decision making. We will review language and communication to ensure the voluntary nature of participation and why that is critical. We will breakdown the ethical and legal implications and how informed consent changes in the pediatric population. Communication between a provider or clinician and a patient is a major pillar in informed consent. We will discuss how communication is crucial in specific case examples as we interpret and discuss informed consent in the pediatric population.

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

  • Define Informed Consent.
  • Describe when one needs to obtain informed consent.
  • Summarize how to obtain full informed consent and adequate disclosure of risk.
  • Explain how informed consent differs in the pediatric population.

Instructor: Rebecca Propper, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care, Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago

Audience:  Nurses (CEs not offered), Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Workers, and Speech-Language Pathologists 

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

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 04125. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

 Physical Therapists:

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  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

Social Workers:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is registered by the State of Illinois to sponsor continuing education programs for social workers. This program will award 1.5 CEU.


Speech-Language Pathologists:


Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial: Currently a MacLean Ethics Fellow at University of Chicago, current place of employment. 

Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      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.


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