Ethics Primer for the SLP


This one-hour recorded webinar familiarizes the SLP with the foundation of medical ethics and ASHA’s code of ethics which guides our clinical practice. This course provides history of ethics, review of medical ethics, review of the law as it relates to ethics, and provides strategies for navigating potential ethical situations.
Ethics Primer for the SLP

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Reporting to ASHA:

If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when registering for the course. If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. Once the course post-test has been completed your material will be ready for us to submit. We submit participation to  the ASHA CE Registry within 45 days of the last date of the quarterly offering. You must complete the post-test no later than 12/31/2021 11:59 pm (EST) to receive credit for participating in this course in 2020.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs  (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)


Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the history of ethics, ASHAs code of ethics and medical ethics.
  • Describe the law as it relates to ethics.
  • List strategies for navigating potential ethical situations.


00:00 - 03:00:  Introduction, Principals of Ethics, Description of Ethics

03:00 - 08:45:  Why is Ethics Important, Heinz Dilemma, Trolleyology

08:45 - 16:45:  Values vs Ethics, Bioethics, Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice

16:45 - 26:00:  Law and Its Relationship with Ethics, Informed Consent, Waiver, Legal Terms

26:00 - 42:00:  ASHA Code of Ethics, Ethical Decision Making Model, Reporting and Avoiding Ethical Violations

42:00 - 53:00:  Ethical Scenarios

53:00 - 60:00:  Summary, References, Post-test


Refunds will not be issued for online webinars

Instructor Disclosure:

Vanessa Peregrim has the following financial relationship: she is a paid employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. No payment was received for creation of this webinar. Ms. Peregrim has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


  • Vanessa Lauf

    Vanessa Peregrim, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

    Vanessa Lauf

    Vanessa Peregrim Lauf received her Masters degree from Loyola University in 2006 and her BCS-S in 2018. She provides mobile FEES to the Maryland/DC/VA territory for Carolina Speech Pathology and also serves as the Clinical Lead. Prior to joining CSP in 2016, Vanessa worked at University of Maryland Medical Center in the acute care and outpatient setting with adults and pediatrics. She has presented posters and lectures at ASHA and Maryland State Association Conferences and has taught Ethics at the graduate level. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Loyola University of MD. Instructor Disclosure: Ms. Lauf has the following financial relationship to disclose: she is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. She also receives compensation for teaching at Loyola. Ms. Lauf has no non-financial relationships to disclose