NHEW 2022: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas: Professional Ethics in a Changing Society

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Recorded On: 10/19/2022

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Ethics address questions about the impact of actions that can benefit or harm society. Geared to both students and experienced health practitioners, this webinar will include a brief review of common ethical principles, a clear explanation of an ethical decision-making process and a discussion of ethical dilemmas arising in a variety of work settings.  Using an interactive approach, participants will be engaging in identifying ethical dilemmas and discussing possible resolutions from three hypothetical case studies. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to apply professional codes of ethics and ethical principles throughout assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and research, communication, consulting, and advocacy processes

Dr. Sheila M. Patterson

Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Collaboration

Cleveland State University

Dr. Sheila M. Patterson serves the Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Collaboration in CSU's new College of Health. Dr. Patterson is a graduate faculty and primarily teaches health behavior, research methods, epidemiology, professional ethics and food politics. Dr. Patterson is a past editor for The Health Educator: Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma and served on the national Board of Directors for Eta Sigma Gamma. Her research interests include survey research, health equity, ethics training, professional preparation of health educators and worksite health promotion. Dr. Patterson has served on the CSU IRB Committee and served as Faculty Athletic Representation for CSU Athletics/NCAA.

Dr. Patterson is a former Board Chair of the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and has served on a variety of national committees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). She has published her research in a variety of health education-related journals and has made over 50 presentations at the national and state levels. Dr. Patterson has served as a consultant in the areas of needs assessment, survey research, program evaluation and as an external reviewer for health-related programs in higher education.

Dr. Jodi DeMarco

Department Chair, Health Sciences & Human Performance

Cleveland State University

Dr. Jodi DeMarco serves as the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences & Human Performance at Cleveland State University. Prior to this, Jodi oversaw the undergraduate and graduate health sciences programs which are preparatory degrees for individuals entering the health field in a variety of professions. Under her leadership, health promotion was introduced as a track in this major and became a career path Cleveland State's students.  Jodi primarily teaches issues and leadership in the health system, introduction to health sciences, social determinants of health and health disparities.  

Jodi remains active in professional organizations and has served as a reviewer The Health Educator and scholarship reviewer for both state and national SOPHE. She also serves on two local school boards where she can use her expertise to help connect with youth to educate about health professions. Jodi has served on the university's interprofessional education committee for years and has been involved with simulations across the disciplines including introducing this concept into undergraduate curricula and coursework.

Dr. Manuella Crawley, PhD, MEd, CHES®

Associate College Lecturer

Cleveland State University

Dr. Crawley is a College Lecturer at Cleveland State University. She graduated from Kent State University with a PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion. Her previous degrees include a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, a Masters in Education in exercise science and a Masters in Education in Health Education and Health Promotion. Prior to returning to academics, Dr.Crawley was a Program coordinator,  creating, implementing and evaluating worksite wellness promotion programs for 4 years.  Her unique academic and work experience is the basis for research interests in childhood obesity, social support, physical activity, worksite health promotion and health coaching.

Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MLS, MCHES (Moderator)

Professor, Health Services Administration & Director, Doctor of Health Science

College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University


Recorded 10/19/2022
Recorded 10/19/2022 Topic: NHEW 2022: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas: Professional Ethics in a Changing Society
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1.00 Entry-level CECH, CPH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Entry-level CECH, CPH credit  |  Certificate available