The ASHA Board of Ethics: An Update on Roles, Responsibilities, and Educational Resources This article reviews the purpose of the ASHA Board of Ethics as a supportive body whose primary charge is to assist in the professional development of ethical practice within and among the membership of ASHA. Although this body enforces the rules of conduct established by the code, one of its ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
The ASHA Board of Ethics: An Update on Roles, Responsibilities, and Educational Resources
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  • Allan O. Diefendorf
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mary Pat McCarthyColumn Editor
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Professional Issues & Training / ASHA News & Member Stories / Ethics
Article   |   March 01, 2008
The ASHA Board of Ethics: An Update on Roles, Responsibilities, and Educational Resources
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2008, Vol. 18, 4-9. doi:10.1044/aas18.1.4
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2008, Vol. 18, 4-9. doi:10.1044/aas18.1.4
Abstract

This article reviews the purpose of the ASHA Board of Ethics as a supportive body whose primary charge is to assist in the professional development of ethical practice within and among the membership of ASHA. Although this body enforces the rules of conduct established by the code, one of its primary purposes is to review, revise, and disseminate changes or opinions of ASHA in response to issues as they arise in professional practice and research. As such, this article provides a list of current ASHA Issues in Ethics Statements, articles, and tabled summaries of the principles and rules of the current ASHA code used for filing complaints. This article suggests that ASHA members should view the ASHA Code of Ethics as a mindset instead of a rule book and the ASHA Board of Ethics as a resource for advisement and interpretation rather than the enforcer of the rules.

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