Ethical dilemmas are common in any work setting, including the schools, where they are often complicated by the legal, regulatory and policy requirements. This session will review the ASHA Code of Ethics, helping participants explore the four principles and their rules of ethics. These ethical principles and rules will be compared and contrasted with various policy and legal requirements practitioners face in the schools (e.g., special education eligibility requirements, Medicaid billing requirements). After discussion of an ethical decision-making model, it will be applied to a variety of ethical challenges that are common in the schools. Participants will apply the model to various ethical scenarios, looking for positive resolutions for the dilemmas.
Course created on May 26, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the 4 principles of the ASHA Code of Ethics and illustrative rules.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe an ethical decision-making model.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify a variety of vehicles for resolution of ethical dilemmas.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to apply an ethical decision-making model to an ethical dilemma.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and overview|
|5-15 Minutes||Review of ASHA Principles and Rules of Ethics|
|15-35 Minutes||Discussion of an ethical decision-making model|
|35-55 Minutes||Application of ethical decision-making model to ethical dilemmas|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F serves as the communication sciences and disorders graduate program director at Longwood University, where she teaches a course in ethics and professional issues. Lissa received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology at the University of Virginia. She currently serves on the ASHA Board of Directors as Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology. Previously, she has served the profession in her state association and on various ASHA boards and committees, including the ASHA Board of Ethics. She has provided a number of professional development programs on ethical decision-making.
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