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Why the Code of Ethics Is Important for ASHA

One way professional associations help their members to be mindful of the importance of professional ethics and to avoid ethical conflicts is through a commitment to a robust code of ethics. Such a document is an open disclosure of the way an organization operates. They also offer an invaluable opportunity for responsible organizations to create a positive public identity for themselves and an increased level of public confidence. A trend in many modern professional associations today is the creation of codes of ethical conduct in recognition that these documents are more important than ever in today's environment for establishing the public's trust.

Below are links to important documents on our website that are helpful in understanding ASHA's commitment to professional ethical behavior.

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