ASHA Course Code: Ethics and Ethical Decision Making – 7070
In an effort to be as efficient as possible, our brain creates summaries of information and shortcuts based on our experiences. These strategies are helpful in the short term but may not be optimal, perfect, or rational and may cause more work in the future.
In this course, we shared fun and provocative research collected by Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman on how we are all susceptible to our own biases and look at it through the lens of being a speech language pathologist.
Level, Authors, and Disclosures
Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
In an effort to be efficient, our brain summarizes information and shortcuts based on experience. These strategies are helpful in the short term but may cause more work in the future. In this course, we shared research on biases, and we looked at it through the lens of speech pathology.
Summarize how exploring personal biases can lead to changes in decision-making at the professional level
List three common biases and discuss ways these biases can lead to misinterpretation of events or others’ intentions
Explain how optimism and reliance on past events make planning and predictions about workload difficult.
02 minutes–Introductions and disclosures
15 minutes– The primary and secondary systems for thinking
15 minutes– Clinical research on heuristics and biases
15 minutes– Heuristics and biases that can influence our job as speech language pathologists
10 minutes– Strategies for accounting for bias in our work
03 minutes- Closing