4/04/18: Conflict of Interest and Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Practice
April 4, 2018
4:00 to 5:30 pm. CST
The registration for this webinar will close on April 4, at 12:00 pm cst.
Instructor: Peter J. McMenamin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Assistant Professor, Associate Chair for Clinical Practice, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of Physical Therapy Academic Affairs, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Director, NU-SRALAB Physical Therapy Residencies
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Nurses
Description:Rehabilitation professionals are known for their altruistic and humanitarian motives for entering these helping professions. Because our conscious motivations may be pristine and well intentioned, it may be tempting to assume we remain immune from ethical challenges and untainted by conflicts of interest. This webinar will challenge participants to identify and reflect on professional and business situations or relationships that may be more complex than at first realized, and may be sources of ethical challenge or conflicts of interest. The webinar will provide an analytical tool to examine such challenges.
We will briefly review some of the historical, socioeconomic and political underpinnings of the rehabilitation professions, to examine structural issues such as power and gender, that impact rehabilitation practice. We will look at potential conflicts related to financial relationships, compliance with state and federal laws, clinical reasoning and decision-making, and research. Attendees will be challenged to reflect on ethical courage.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize how the evolutionary advances of rehabilitation professions impose new ethical demands.
- Recognize commonplace conflicts of interest and ethical decision-making in rehabilitation practice.
- Apply the RIPS Model of Ethical Decision Making to rehabilitation practice.
- Recognize the difference between potential and actual conflicts of interest.
- Apply ethical principles and legal understanding to issues such as fee splitting and financial conflict of interest in rehabilitation practice.
- Recognize when ethical courage is required.
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hour.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Classification Code: OT Process
Speech Language Pathology
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362, 9/01/2020).
This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours
Financial - Receives a honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Serves as an expert witness in PT malpractice cases for various law firms and insurance companies
Non-Financial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
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