Clinical Forum  |   April 2008
Ethical Issues in Providing Services in Schools to Children With Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nancy P. Huffman
    Churchville, NY
  • DeAnne W. Owre
    Woonsocket School System, Woonsocket, RI
  • Contact author: Nancy P. Huffman, 590 Stearns Road, Churchville, NY 14428. E-mail: nphuffman@aol.com.
  • © 2008 American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Article Information
Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   April 2008
Ethical Issues in Providing Services in Schools to Children With Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2008, Vol. 39, 167-176. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/017)
History: Received March 1, 2006 , Revised October 30, 2006 , Accepted April 2, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2008, Vol. 39, 167-176. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/017)
History: Received March 1, 2006; Revised October 30, 2006; Accepted April 2, 2007
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Purpose: This article is a commentary and discussion of ethical issues in dysphagia services as related to school-based practice in speech-language pathology.

Method: A review of the literature on ethical issues in the provision of speech-language pathology services to individuals with dysphagia was conducted, with particular emphasis on students receiving school-based services.

Results: Issues in dysphagia management that were identified in the literature review are discussed from the perspective of biomedical ethics, professional ethics, and professional practice issues pertinent to the school setting.

Conclusion: Considerations, suggestions, and resources for ethically responsive action on the part of the school-based speech-language pathologist are provided.

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