GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Speaker Type: Ethics Packs 2015, GOLD Lactation 2016
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA, is a lawyer/litigator (since 1983) and private practice IBCLC lactation consultant (since 1997). Healthcare providers (HCPs) face moral and legal challenges in their clinical care, every day. Liz explains (with plain language and humor) how lactation advocacy, ethics, and the law overlap, in all geographic and work settings. She offers immediate, pragmatic tips so HCPs can practice ethically, legally, and confidently. She is an Adjunct Professor in Drexel University's Human Lactation Consultation Program, recently served as the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and as a Director of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and is a current Director of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). She wrote the only textbook focusing on IBCLC ethics and legal issues and authored chapters on similar topics in several other texts. She is a well-received writer and lecturer in her field.


CE Library Presentation(s) Available Online:
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What’s Too “Friendly” for an IBCLC on Social Media?
It's all about the Internet! Families in 2015 want to be connected to their network of families and friends. They use Internet-accessing devices and social media to share news, gather information and seek opinions. If this is where families are ... can an IBCLC (or other healthcare provider) be there, too, without violating long-standing principles of privacy and professional ethics? Can healthcare providers engage in clinical discussion with someone on Facebook, Twitter, a chat room or a website? What about real-time webinars, or static websites, where mothers type in their clinical questions? Is texting ever permissible? Can a clinician post a picture of a client, or ask colleagues on a private listserv about a tricky case? We'll learn how the Internet is used by new families to seek and share information, and the professional risks of "friendly" clinical care by the IBCLC or HCP who joins the conversation.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Ethics for Lactation Professionals
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Avoid Lawsuits and Pink Slips! Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC
This presentation is a first of its kind: a "survey course" of legal and ethical tensions unique to the IBCLC. Regardless of one’s other professional licenses or credentials, there are four primary practice-guiding documents for the IBCLC. After a review of those “rules of the road,” we’ll navigate a simple algorithm the IBCLC can use to determine what she could, should or must do, in any situation that sets off ethical red flags in the IBCLC’s mind. Then, we’ll hit highlights of legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC: certification vs. licensure vs. certificates-for-classes-and-courses; who is the patient/client?; conflicts of interest (and tensions from “wearing many hats”); intellectual property law; the (WHO) International Code; the IBCLC in the courtroom (as expert or witness); the IBCLC on the Internet; the IBCLC as breastfeeding advocate, and its corollary: the IBCLC as advocate for a breastfeeding mother.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Ethics for Lactation Professionals