The "Ethics Roundtable" grew out of the work of the Council on Professional Ethics (which subsequently merged with the Ethical Practice Board to form the Board of Ethics). The goal of the Ethics Roundtable is to respond to the ethics questions and educational needs of the members of ASHA. This column originally appeared in Asha magazine and later on the website.
The use of several commentaries on a case is intended to illustrate that there are many ways in which these issues can be approached. Readers may find that one opinion "rings true" for them, and as a professional that can be reassuring. However, this format may also give readers an opportunity to consider other perspectives and to ponder the beliefs and opinions which influence clinical practice.
Ethics Roundtable: Annotated Bibliography