Title: Ethical Problem Solving for Speech-language Pathologists in an Out-patient or Home Health Clinical Setting

Objectives: participants will

  • 1. Explain and provide examples of the four principles of professional ethics in the field of speech-language pathology
  • 2. List the six steps of ethical problem solving
  • 3. Discuss possible courses of action for ethical dilemmas that may be encountered in an out-patient and/or home health clinical setting
  • 4. Reference and discuss the ASHA and TSHA code of ethics

Summary: This workshop will cover the ASHA and TSHA code of ethics from the perspective of the four principles of professional ethics:justice, autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Participants will learn the six steps of ethical problem solving, and apply the steps during discussions of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas that may arise in an out-patient and/or home health setting.

Time ordered agenda: May 31, 2019

10:00 am – 10:15 am - Review the ASHA and TSHA code of ethics

10:15 am – 10:30 am - The six steps to ethical problem solving

10:30 am – 11:30 am - Case studies of ethical dilemmas with discussion/application of the six steps

11:30 am – 12:00 am - Summary, Q&A, wrap-up

Disclosures: Kay James is an employee of the University of Houston.She received an honorarium for this workshop. She has no other relevant financial or non-financial disclosures.