Enhancing Ethical Practice - Avoiding Snakes and Building Ladders

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Session Overview

Welcome to " Enhancing Ethical Practice - Avoiding Snakes and Building Ladders". This is the second module in Speech Pathology Australia's online Ethics learning resources and is an extension module. It is recommended that participants have completed the first online module, to have some knowledge of the SPA Code of Ethics, bioethical  principles and ethical decision-making  before completing this  module.  

This module will present you with a series of information bites which will provde key content on the Narrative and Ethics of Care approaches to clinical decision making. These are accompanied by a number of short video clips. At times, you will be asked to reflect, respond, and carry out an activity that may be undertaken individually or in a small group. You will also be invited to develop individual or departmental learning goals.

A series of support responses for each scenario will appear after the activity. These do not present a single "right" answer or a recipe for ethical practice but rather some suggestions to facilitate discussion and decision making.

What I will learn:

By the end of this module, the aim is that you should be able to:

  • develop your knowledge, understanding and application of ethical decision making frameworks in the work place.
  • identify ethical unease, issues and dilemmas
  • apply the Narrative and Ethics of Care approaches frameworks, and
  • develop pro-active strategies to facilitate ethical behaviour

Who should attend?

This module has been designed to use as on-line self-guided learning, either individually or in a small group. The content lasts for about an hour, but plan for about two hours to allow time to work through all the accompanying activities and reflections.

What do I need to read beforehand?

Please complete the first Online Ethics Learning Module and familiarize yourself with the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics, available on the SPA website

CPD Points awarded

1 point per hour, i.e. if the complete module is undertaken with the activities and reflections for a duration of 2 hours, 2 CPD points can be claimed.