Ethics Surrounding Interprofessional Care
Interprofessional healthcare is a collaborative approach to patient care where health care providers focus on goals that align with the patient’s needs. Interprofessional healthcare stretches beyond interdisciplinary or intradisciplinary care in that a variety of health professions work toward the same goals versus discipline specific goals being shared amongst the various providers. Ethical issues arise when resource allocation becomes a concern, identification of what is “best for the patient” is not agreed upon, and when differing interpretations of regulations are applied to patient care.
This online ethics course provides a case situation in which a young man with Down Syndrome interacts with a variety of health care providers over his lifespan. Participants will interact with the material in a variety of ways.
This course is designed to meet the needs of multiple health care providers in regards to making ethical decisions in the clinic. However, the primary audience is the physical therapy profession.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Value individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
- Assess and address appropriately the health care needs of patients using the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions, and promote and advance the health of populations.
- Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
- Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
Sue Wenker, PT, PhD
Jeanne Duncan, PT, DPT
Susan E. Schmitt, PT, DPT
Blase Nemeth, MD
Kristen E. Pecanac, PhD, RN
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE). In addition, speakers/presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).
For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.
*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by, or on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity does NOT contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
|Financial Relationship Disclosure||Discussion of|
Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses of
Drugs/Devices in Presentation?
|Sue Wenker, PT, PhD||Course Co-Director||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose||No|
|Jeanne Duncan, PT, DPT||Course Co-Director||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose||No|
|Blase Nemeth, MD||Content Expert||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose||No|
|Kristen E. Pecanac, PhD, RN||Content Expert||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose||No|
|Susan E. Schmitt, PT, DPT||Content Expert||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose||No|
|In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and Public Health Madison & Dane County. University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 ANCC contact hours.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .225 continuing education units (CEUs) or 2.25 hours.
- 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours
- 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
- 2.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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