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Navigating the Gray: Ethical Practice for the Rehab Professional

2.0 Hours

Course Description

This course meets ASHA's Ethics PD requirement.

Rehabilitation professionals are dedicated to working with human beings in complex academic and medical settings, which naturally results in conflicting priorities, unclear boundaries and overlapping relationships. In order to serve client populations well, and to maintain ethical integrity, the rehab professional must be able to recognize, navigate and mitigate ethical dilemmas to the best of their ability. This 2-hour course provides practical information for making ethical decisions while providing rehabilitation services to clients of all ages in academic and medical settings.

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe resources for ethical decision-making, in general and specific to areas of practice.
Describe a model for ethical decision-making.
Apply a model for ethical decision-making to various case studies.

About Presenters

Laurel Kirby


Laurel has 9 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, working in inpatient, outpatient, community reintegration and skilled nursing. Currently, Laurel treats adolescents and adults in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in providing cognitive-communication rehabilitation to patients with mild TBI, including concussion. She also specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Laurel has led the development of the Portland area Providence Concussion Management Program and is an adjunct professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University. She is currently the board president for Brain Injury Connections Northwest, a local non-profit that supports those affected by acquired brain injury.

Additional Information

Introductory Level
0.20 ASHA CEUs

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

15 min: Definitions and descriptions of ethics
30 min: Discipline-specific resources for ethical decision-making
15 min: Ethical decision-making model
60 min: Application of model to case studies

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Laurel Kirby
Financial Laurel Kirby received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Laurel Kirby


Included In:
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Purchase this course for $34.99