Today In OT
Decision-Making in the Healthcare Setting - OT32

Decision-Making in the Healthcare Setting

When Ethics Are Tested

by Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
OT32
(4.1 / 624 ratings )

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

ONLINE
Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50

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. Therefore, healthcare practitioners 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 information 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 dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and physical therapists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. 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: 5/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/7/2022

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.

Read more about the new license renewal process at AreYouRenewalReady.com and claim your free Basic Account in CE Broker to see what has already been reported for you.

Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid FL license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.

Reports to CE Broker

Sort By
CHRISTINA F - Valatie, NY  ·  Aug 06, 2019
Very informative course overall
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Charisa H - Austin, TX  ·  Jul 24, 2019
GOOD INFORMATION! IMFORMATIVE
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Maximilian Z - Clayton, NC  ·  Jul 08, 2019
Very challenging but informative
Was this review helpful?  0
 
lorenda j - kernersville, NC  ·  Jun 28, 2019
it was interesting very interesting, but a very necessary top
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Stacy S - Apex, NC  ·  Jun 26, 2019
thought provoking regarding issues dealt with every day in the hospital setting
Was this review helpful?  0
 
  Page: of 38  
ONLINE
Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50