Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Ethics and Private Practice Speech-Language Pathology

Author(s) E. Heather MacKenzie
Volume 16
Number 4
Year 1992
Page(s) 303-310
Language English
Keywords ethics
Abstract The purpose of the following article is to examine the Canon of Ethics in the context of private practice in Speech-Language Pathology. The author contends that the essential standards and principles of the Canon do not change in private practice but how one views them does: They typically become a more direct and personal concern. The paper addresses some of the ethical considerations that occur when business and entrepreneurship interface with delivery of speech-language pathology services. Vignettes and examples are used to illustrate some ethical dilemmas. Suggestions are offered for addressing ethics in the practice of Speech-Language Pathology.

L'article qui suit étudie le code de déontologie dans le contexte de la pratique privée en orthophonie. L'auteur estime qu'en pratique privée, les normes et principes essentiels du Code demeurent les mêmes mais sont envisagés de façon différente. Ils représentent pour le clinicien une question qui le concerne plus directement. Le présent document soulève certaines considérations déontologiques lorsque des questions commerciales entrent en jeu dans la prestation des services d'orthophonie. Des cas et des exemples illustrent certains problèmes déontologiques, et des suggestions sont offertes sur les questions déontologiques dans l'exercice de l'orthophonie.
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