Ethics: Fostering Ethical Reflection on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Practice The level and type of ethical conflicts and unethical practices that clinicians in speech-language pathology and audiology face on the job is daunting. Among the most plentiful of ethical dilemmas our graduates confront are those related to generating clinical revenues. New graduates who perceive themselves to be in states ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
Ethics: Fostering Ethical Reflection on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Practice
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  • Brooke Hallowell
    School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Andrea RussellColumn Editor
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
Ethics: Fostering Ethical Reflection on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Practice
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2001, Vol. 11, 9-13. doi:10.1044/aas11.3.9
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2001, Vol. 11, 9-13. doi:10.1044/aas11.3.9
The level and type of ethical conflicts and unethical practices that clinicians in speech-language pathology and audiology face on the job is daunting. Among the most plentiful of ethical dilemmas our graduates confront are those related to generating clinical revenues. New graduates who perceive themselves to be in states of high financial need may be especially vulnerable to financial conflicts of interest (Hallowell, Henri, Brinling, & Koenig, 1996). Even those with high ethical standards may make compromising decisions at times, especially in situations where they are unaware of financial conflicts of interest, or in employment contexts in which certain unethical practices are routine. As one author aptly states, “No matter how ethical the practitioner may attempt to be, economic incentives—if large, direct, and immediate enough—will inevitably influence… judgment, even on a subconscious level” (Grey, 1990, p. 25).
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