Students Win Ethics Essay Contest Sara Pool, a second-year graduate student in speech-language pathology at George Washington University, received first place in ASHA’s 2015 Student Ethics Essay Award competition for “Privacy, Please: Confidentiality and Transgender Identities.” Pool receives a complimentary student registration to the 2015 ASHA Convention, a one-year membership to the National Student Speech ... ASHA News
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Students Win Ethics Essay Contest
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2015
Students Win Ethics Essay Contest
The ASHA Leader, October 2015, Vol. 20, 68. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20102015.68
The ASHA Leader, October 2015, Vol. 20, 68. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20102015.68
Sara Pool, a second-year graduate student in speech-language pathology at George Washington University, received first place in ASHA’s 2015 Student Ethics Essay Award competition for “Privacy, Please: Confidentiality and Transgender Identities.”
Pool receives a complimentary student registration to the 2015 ASHA Convention, a one-year membership to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and $750.
Two other entry-level speech-language pathology graduate students also received recognition. Second place—NSSLHA membership and $500—goes to Kelly Meehan Doig of Nova Southeastern University for “Confidentiality in the Social Media Age.”
Third place—NSSLHA membership and $250—was awarded to Brandon Young of the University of North Texas for “A Breach of Confidentiality: The Supervisee’s Role in Ethical Dilemmas.”
This year, with eligibility open to students in all communication sciences and disorders undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and entry-level graduate programs, the competition received a record number of submissions. Students wrote essays addressing potential ethical challenges in maintaining confidentiality when communicating with others during research, supervision or clinical services.
The competition encourages students to think about ethical decision-making and increases awareness of situations that could pose ethical dilemmas.
Find the 2015 winning essays and information about the 2016 competition at on.asha.org/student-essay. The 2016 topic is client abandonment and the importance of ensuring continuity of care.
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