Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Considerations in Dementia Management
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This course is a recorded session from the 2016 online
conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia.” Individuals
with dementia and their loved ones face many challenges, including functional
decline, loss of independence, and decisions related to end-of-life medical and
social interventions, among others. This session reviews key principles and
medical-legal precedents related to the ethical issues that SLPs might
encounter when working with individuals with dementia, focusing on changes in
communication, decision-making capacity, and ability to sustain nutrition and
hydration. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal
of describing a range of evidence-based clinical care techniques to get to the
heart of patient-centered dementia care.
You will be able to:
identify how to discern an ethical dilemma
from a clinical one
describe practical problem-solving approaches
used to manage ethical dilemmas in clinical practice
apply ethical problem-solving strategies to
individual clients’ situations
Ethics: Professional Development Requirement
This course is registered under the Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making subject code and will fulfill the 1-hour Ethics professional development requirement for ASHA’s certification maintenance, which is in effect beginning with certificate holders in the 2020-2022 certification maintenance interval.
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