Exploring the Legal and Moral Aspects of Patient Centered Care
Fulfills Wisconsin 4-hour ethics and jurisprudence requirement
Instructor: Laurie B. Kontney, PT, DPT, MS
4 Contact Hours
4-8 pm -- Dinner with speaker provided at Marshfield location only.
Video Conference Sites:
Chippewa Falls - Main Conference room
Eau Claire - Plastics Conference Room (in the Plastics department)
Eau Claire - Conference room 2 (near the admin area on the lower level)
Ladysmith - Large Conference room
Colby Center - Video Conference room
Stevens Point - Conference room #2 (Near the check in desk off of the main lobby.)
Wausau – Stettin Upper Video Conference room (on the second floor off of the lobby stairwell)
Weston - 2B (second floor outside of the elevators)
Eau Claire – Oakwood Video Conference room (In the Eau Claire Oakwood center)
Merrill - Further details TBD
Wisconsin Rapids - Further details TBD
Exploring the Legal and Moral Aspects of Patient Centered Care is a course that will address the importance of teaching and mentoring patient centered care as a legal and ethical imperative. The course will explore various models of clinical reasoning and problem solving with strategies for making these thought processes transparent to teach and mentor this critical skill for patient centered care while incorporating the importance of interprofessional practice as key to optimizing patient outcomes. Informed consent/refusal will be emphasized as a means for narrative reasoning to better engage the patient in the decision making process. We will also examine the impact of health literacy, risk and overall challenges to meeting the standards of informed consent/refusal and providing optimal care. Finally, we will discuss strategies for securing and documenting informed consent/refusal, especially in relation to protecting self and your practice. Small and large group discussion along with case-based discussion will allow participants to apply content learned.
4:00 - 4:45 Discussion of clinical reasoning and problem solving models around patient-
4:45 - 5:00 Identifying gaps in learning that impact patient-centered care
5:00 - 5:30 Strategies for teaching and mentoring – small group work
5:30 - 6:00 Strategies for teaching and mentoring - large group discussion
6:00 - 6:15 Break
6:15 - 6:35 Scenarios and strategy development
6:35 - 7:05 Informed Consent/Refusal as a moral imperative
7:05 - 7:35 Discussion of the impact of health literacy/illiteracy on patient-centered care
7:35 - 7:45 Discussion of other risk management concerns with informed
7:45 - 8:00 General Discussion
Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS, is a DCE and Clinical Professor at Marquette University. She obtained her BS degree in Physical Therapy from UW – Madison, her MS degree from Rosalind Franklin University and her transitional DPT from Simmons College. Laurie is a former member and chair of the PTEB for Wisconsin. She is active in the APTA/WPTA and teaches legal and ethical practice and clinical reasoning in Marquette’s curriculum. As part of her doctoral training she took additional courses in medical ethics and is an invited member of the Dreamcatchers; an interdisciplinary think tank for ethics in rehabilitation.
Questions? Contact Kate Bennett at email@example.com.