This 3-part course will examine ethics in various contexts for audiologists, from development of protocols, to discussions of typical real-world scenarios that face professionals in patient care and practice management.
Course created on June 27, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe how to recognize and resolve problems with unethical behavior by audiologists, potential ethical violations by audiologists.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe protocols and testing changes that should take place, by both additional testing and removal of unnecessary testing, based on a patients complaint.
- After this course learners will be able to demonstrate how to differentiate legal, moral and ethical constructs as applied to pediatric audiologic care, describe procedures and protocols to identify areas of potential ethical or legal conflict and identify sources for advice for addressing legal and ethical issues within a practice.
|0-60 Minutes||Dilemmas for Audiologists: Scenarios for Ethical Decision Making|
|60-120 Minutes||Developing Patient-Centered Clinical Protocols - Ethical and Practical Considerations|
|120-210 Minutes||Ethical and Legal Aspects of Pediatric Audiology: What Could Go Wrong, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's|
Glenn Waguespack is a private practice audiologist in Shreveport and Chair of the Louisiana licensure board. He has served two terms as President of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) and continues to provide board member training in ethics at the annual meeting. A member of the ASHA Board of Ethics, he is past Chair of the ASHA CEB and the CAA, and was audiology Vice-Chair for the Council for Clinical Certification.
Lindsey E. Jorgensen
Lindsey Jorgensen is an assistant professor at the University of South Dakota and is a Research Audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD as well as in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a clinical supervisor and has a research interest in the interaction between cognition and cognitive changes, hearing loss and hearing assistive technology.
Jessica J. Messersmith is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Dakota (USD). Her current line of research focuses on clinical practices in the cochlear implant clinic and improving the outcomes of children with cochlear implants through these practices. She also serves as past president of the South Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association.
Director of Audiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Windmill is the Director of Audiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees at Florida State University. He began his career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and for the last 10 years there he was director of academic and clinical programs of the Division of Audiology. From 2009 - 2014, he served as Chief of the Division of Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Windmill is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and currently serves as President of the AAA. He is past Chair of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education. His interests include the diagnosis of hearing disorders and education of hearing health professionals. In 2003, Dr. Windmill received the Larry Maudlin Award for Excellence in Education in the Hearing Healthcare Professions.
Audiologist and Clinical Manager at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Maggie Kettler, AuD, is an audiologist and Clinical Manager at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition to her leadership role, Dr. Kettler also specializes in diagnostics and treatment of hearing impaired children from birth to twenty-one years old. She works with patients of all ages and developmental needs. Dr. Kettler is currently a member of the interdisciplinary team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kettler is currently the Developmental Disabilities Representative to the Legislative Council for Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of the PCC and BEST committees for AAA. Dr. Kettler strongly values collaboration and works with a diverse group of professional organizations to help unite and strengthen the professions of Audiology.
Lindsey E. Jorgensen: Financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has received research support from the VA Hospital. She has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jessica Messersmith: Financial: Jessica Messersmith received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Jessica Messersmith conducts research on clinical practices in the cochlear implant clinic and improving the outcomes of persons with cochlear implants through these practices.
Ian Windmill: Financial: Ian Windmill is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, AudiologyOnline's cooperative partner for this event. He is President of the American Academy of Audiology. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Windmill has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Margaret Kettler: Financial: Margaret Kettler is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, AudiologyOnline's cooperative partner for this event. Non-financial: Margaret Kettler has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: One of the modules in this course, âEthical and Legal Aspects of Pediatric Audiology: What Could Go Wrongâ is presented by AudiologyOnline is partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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British Academy of Audiology
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Canadian Academy of Audiology
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California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board
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International Hearing Society
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New Zealand Audiological Society
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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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American Board of Audiology
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