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Fifty Shades of Grey: Ethics and Audiology

Course: #25868Level: Advanced1 Hour 1886 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Ethics is often viewed as a set of principles that defines “right” and “wrong”, suggesting a black and white view. However, a much more realistic view of ethics is the many shades of grey that define ethics in action. This presentation will focus on how ethics is integrated into the profession of audiology using a case based approach as the foundation for this presentation.

Course created on June 3, 2015

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Advanced; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to list several current considerations in ethics for the audiology.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe an ethics of care response based on case-based presentation.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to demonstrate communication skills that are based on ethics.


0-5 Minutes Introduction: Fifty shades of grey
5-15 Minutes What are ethics? Defining ethics in a broad perspective
15-30 Minutes Professional ethics: Black and white or shades of grey?
30-50 Minutes Practical considerations in ethics for the audiologist
50-55 Minutes More questions than answers: Keeping the learning in ethics growing
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q &A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Gail Whitelaw is employed by The Ohio State University. She is a consultant for the Phonak University program. She is a paid consult and for Franklin University, a developing distance learning undergraduate program, and Healthy Wealthy, developing game applications to provide education regarding health for users. Gail Whitelaw received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Gail Whitelaw is a board member for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has a Expert for Precepting certificate from the American Board of Audiology and is the Chair of the Leadership Training/Education Task Force for the American Academy of Audiology.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.

British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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