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December OAA Journal Club Cleveland Clinic Ethics

December 17, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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DATE: THURSDAY 12/17/2020

TIME: 6:30 PM


Cleveland Clinic

Head and Neck Institute

Section of Allied Hearing, Speech, and Balance Services Presents

Ethics Update 2020

December 17, 2020 6:30 pm

About the Course: Healthcare ethics and the clinician/patient relationship have changed minimally over the past 50 years, yet the manner with which many of us interact with our patients has changed quickly and dramatically in the past eight months. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare practitioners to reevaluate the current methods used to deliver health care services and to explore other delivery models so patients can receive these essential services.  Amid this global pandemic, and in response to several recent high-profile police shootings, healthcare practitioners and public officials have been reviewing our nation’s history of systemically disadvantaging certain racial, ethnic, religious and other minoritized groups.  These explorations have resulted in local governments and Ohio’s governor declaring racism a public health crisis.  The administrative declarations have opened a much-needed dialogue for both healthcare institutions and healthcare practitioners regarding race, racism and healthcare inequities.  While these conversations can be uncomfortable, acknowledging the discomfort and continuing the dialogue can be a catalyst for growth and change.  

Attendees will be required to read two journal articles prior to attending this session. The articles explore these complex issues.  Participants will discuss real-world ethical cases/scenarios in breakout groups.  Each breakout group will establish parameters to manage these complex issues in an ethical manner using the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Code of Ethics as a guide. A full discussion of these cases will take place with all attendees. 

After this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current ethical issues associated with providing telehealth services.
  2. Identify potential ethical violations using real-world ethical case scenarios.
  3. Engage in the process of ethical decision making utilizing the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Code of Ethics.



Date:                      December 17, 2020

Time:                      6:30 - 8:30 pm via Webinar

Presenter:              Erin L Miller, AuD

Title:                       Ethics Update 2020


Continuing Education: 

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Faculty Disclosure: 
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. It is required that faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus and announced prior to the speaker’s presentation.

The following faculty have indicated they have no financial and/or non-financial relationship(s) which, in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. Erin L Miller, The University of Akron


Financial – No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial – Salary as employee of the University of Akron; Council member, American Academy of Audiology Practice Policy Advisory Council, 2021 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Virtual Conference Sub Committee Chair, Past Chair, AAA Professional Development Council


Time Ordered Agenda:

  1. Introduction (2 minutes)
  2. Review of Ethical Principles (3 minutes)
  3. Discuss Current Ethical and Legal Issues related to Tele-practice (5 minutes)
  4. Define and Discuss Healthcare Inequities (10 minutes)
  5. Discuss impact of these issues on clinical education for preceptors/clinical supervisors (5 minutes)
  6. Review and group discussion of Acholonu et al. article: Interrupting microaggressions in health care settings: a guide for teaching medical students. (30 minutes)
  7. Review and group discussion of Paul-Emile et al. article: Dealing with Racist Patients (30 minutes)
  8. Breakout groups: Discuss ethical case scenarios (15 minutes)
  9. Full Group Discussion and Input from Breakout Groups (15 minutes)
  10. Wrap up session (5 minutes)


Journal Articles:

Acholonu RG, Cook TE, Roswell RO, Greene RE. Interrupting microaggressions in health care settings: a guide for teaching medical students. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;16:10969.


Paul-Emile K, Smith AK, Lo B, Fernández A. Dealing with Racist Patients. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 25;374(8):708-11. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1514939. PMID: 26933847.




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