New Webinar: Promoting Autonomy in Individuals with Communication Disorders: A Clinician Primer to Decision-Making Capacity, Informed Consent, and Health Literacy

Promoting Autonomy in Individuals with Communication Disorders: A Clinician Primer to Decision-Making Capacity, Informed Consent, and Health Literacy

Speaker:


Annette N. Askren, CScD, CCC-SLP
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Recording Available: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Recording Expires: Saturday, December 31, 2022

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Description:

While speech-language pathologists are not the primary determiner of one's capacity to make healthcare decisions, they do assist care teams with such determinations.  In this course, clinical decision-making capacity, the process of informed consent, and health literacy will be reviewed.  Additional topics surrounding ethical considerations will be discussed, including: principles of ethics, dignity of risk, and ethical obligations that expand our moral lens.

Learner Outcomes:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the Principlist Paradigm, its shortcomings, and (3) additional ethical obligations healthcare providers should consider.
  2. Describe the (4) abilities that comprise decision-making capacity and how this is assessed.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Askren is a staff speech-language pathologist at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.  She serves a comprehensive patient population and is an integral member of their ALS Care Team Center of Excellence; additionally, she serves on the medical center's Ethics Committee.  She received her Master's degree at San Diego State University and earned her clinical doctorate in medical speech-language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Askren teaches at the graduate level for West Virginia University's Speech-Language Pathology program in the School of Medicine.  She is published on the topics of ethics & considerations at end-of-life and has been invited to speak nationally.  Among her many professional interests, she especially enjoys clinical education.  Dr. Askren is a member of the ANCDS Communication Committee.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Askren has no financial disclosures.

Non-Financial: Dr. Askren is a member of ANCDS.

Cost:

ANCDS Members: No charge!
Non-Members: $50

ASHA CEUs:

Recorded Webinar:

The recorded version of this course will be available 9/6/2022 - 12/31/2022.

If you would like to receive ASHA CEUs and/or a certificate of attendance for viewing the webinar recording, please complete and submit the program evaluation form found on the webinar viewing page by December 31, 2022.

Those who received credits for attending the live webinar session are NOT eligible to earn additional credit for the recorded webinar.

Please note: CEU information is submitted to ASHA on a monthly basis. Therefore, it may take 6-8 weeks for your course to show up on your ASHA CE transcript. If it has been more than 8 weeks since you took a course and you have not seen your course posted, please contact [email protected].

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