1.0 Type II Ethics CE Credit
About the presentation:
To be alive is to reside in the expanse of constant choice. Choice about how to live and choice about what to value. Ethics. Moral philosophers have long debated how we know what choice is right and why that choice is best. When observed over time, patterns of ethical choice and justification aggregate into ethical theories that can guide ethical decision-making in novel scenarios. Ethical theories become practically relevant in the domain of applied ethics – the application of ethical theory and moral philosophy to real-world decisions made under time constraints, with missing information, and socially significant uncertain consequences. Far from esoteric and abstract, ethical theories have direct relevance for everyday ethical decision-making in professional practice. This presentation reviews common ethical theories, research on
ethical decision-making, and how ethical theories and research help practitioners develop systems to improve their professional practice.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Name 5 major ethical theories and describe the approach to ethical decision-
making used by each theory.
- Define normative and ethical behavior, and describe why applied ethics requires
data collection on both.
- Describe current methods for researching ethics and how these can be used in
About the presenter:
David is a Principal Analyst of Behavioral Science and Analytics in the Department of Data Science at GuideWell. His graduate education and training spans behavior analysis (PhD), behavioral economics (post-doc), data science (post-doc), and bioethics (MS). David has worked in Applied Behavior Analysis since 2006 with ages ranging from children to adults and with diagnoses spanning developmental disabilities, psychoses, anxiety, and behavioral health. His basic research foci are quantitative and computational analyses of choice, complex verbal behavior, behavioral health, ethical behavior, and scaling basic and applied research in these areas to population behavioral health, health decision making, and clinical ethics.