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Expecting More: Ethical and Best Practices in Humanitarian Efforts (.2 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/07/2012

Duration: 2 hours

Presenter: Jackie L. Clark, PhD

CEUs: .2


Ethics Credits Available

Who Should Attend:
Any Audiologist who has considered humanitarian work efforts

Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge and Skills

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the Web seminar will be able to:
1. List the 3 areas of professional behavior that a code of ethics can formalize.
2. Identify at least one example of a positive professional-client relationship in humanitarian service.
3. Define the core philosophy of any humanitarian program.
4. Identify resources currently available to guide individuals in providing ethical humanitarian practices.

It is well recognized that a code of ethics can formalize professional behaviors. Rightfully so, audiological societies offer best and ethical practice guidelines only for individuals practicing within the U.S. licensing borders. While ethical and best practices are considered a paramount concern in the profession of Audiology, some confusion can easily arise about ethical practices in delivering humanitarian services outside the auspices of a clinician's licensing or credentialing organization. Yet, the very foundation of every successful humanitarian program should be aimed at providing ethically sound best practices. This eAudiology Web seminar will focus on ethical practices and how cultural issues, documentation and strategic planning are innately intertwined. In addition, some of those important building blocks for planning and carrying out ethical humanitarian programs will be discussed.

Recorded: 3/7/12

Jackie Clark, PhD is currently a Clinical Associate Professor UT Dallas' School of Brain & Behavior Sciences, and has been appointed as a Research Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Audiology Humanitarian Award in 2005. When in Texas, she carries an active clinical caseload with clinical duties involving adult and pediatric diagnosis, hearing aid dispensing, and electrophysiological assessments. Dr. Clark is a long time member of the American Academy of Audiology; board certified with the American Board of Audiology; licensed to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the States of Texas and Louisiana. She has authored many peer reviewed research articles, some book chapters, and has been invited to lecture in many parts of the world. Dr. Clark has been able to maintain an international perspective through a number of outlets which include: chair of the humanitarian audiologists in the International Society of Audiology; managing editor of The International Journal of Audiology; co-organizer of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference; and engages in a personal annual philanthropic program in a South African country which she began in 1998.


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