August 2022
October 2022
 October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 AM to October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CT

Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

 October 7, 2022 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CT

Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

 October 19, 2022 @ 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM CT

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Location: Froehlke Auditorium - Marshfield Clinic - 1000 N. Oak Ave. Marshfield

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.

Speaker Bio

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/APTA of Wisconsin 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. 

Course fulfills the 4 hour ethics/jurisprudence requirement for the Wisconsin licensure.

November 2022
 November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 AM to November 5, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CT

Details coming soon!