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What Now? Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

Course: #7100 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 4808 Reviews

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

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 7, CE-SPC-15-401; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the 4 principles of the ASHA Code of Ethics and illustrative rules.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe an ethical decision-making model.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify a variety of vehicles for resolution of ethical dilemmas.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Lissa Power-deFur was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Lissa is the Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology for the ASHA Board of Directors.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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