Decision-Making in the Healthcare Setting - OT32

Decision-Making in the Healthcare Setting

When Ethics Are Tested

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD
OT32
(4.0 / 260 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.15 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Confused, insecure, unsure — many healthcare practitioners feel this way when they must make difficult decisions about their patients’ care. Ethical decision-making is sometimes a daunting reality, one that requires an understanding of how to apply moral and ethical principles in practical and serious situations. Basic models of ethical approaches exist, yet curricula for the allied health professions typically do not include them as part of a healthcare-based education. Healthcare practitioners therefore may not know about these ethical models and how they can be used to resolve bioethical dilemmas in a systematic and purposeful manner. This course covers the four principles of bioethics, as well as models that can serve as tools when justifying difficult decisions.

Objectives:

The goal of this ethics and decision-making continuing education program is to provide dietitians, pharmacists, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and radiologic technologists with information on moral and ethical decision-making. After studying the material presented here, you will be better able to:
  • Define the concept of moral or ethical decision-making
  • Explain the theory of moral judgment development, including its stages and criticisms thereof, and identify which stage of moral judgment development a practitioner is exhibiting based on a response to an ethical dilemma
  • Describe the four principles of bioethical decision-making and, given a hypothetical scenario, identify what is at stake for each principle
  • Discuss how critical thinking and dilemma discussion can affect moral development
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends
 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including occupational therapists and pharmacists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
  
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 4/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/9/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/9/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Colleen S - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Aug 09, 2016
Thought provoking. Insightful new perspective
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Kjersten A - Las vegas, NV  ·  Jun 24, 2016
Great course, good information to apply to my profession. I will recommend this course to co workers.
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Jenny W - Goldsboro, NC  ·  Jun 23, 2016
This course provides healthcare professionals with knowledge of the 4 basic/core principles that should guide moral & ethical judgement within the workplace. Thank you!
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Melissa B - Cornelius, NC  ·  Jun 14, 2016
great course for information and to meet ethics requirement for state licensure in NC.
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Beverly H - Ahoskie, NC  ·  May 23, 2016
Well organized. Thought provoking. Will be good reference and resource for guidance when faced with the next ethical decision that will present itself in our clinic.
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