Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 3, Part 2, 2018
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This Part of Perspectives addressed ethics in neurogenic communication disorders
including decisional capacity and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the
decisional capacity process, the role of the SLP in supporting medical decision-making
for people with neurogenic communication disorders, cognitive-communication factors
that place people at risk for impaired decisional capacity, and how aphasia awareness
can impact ethical decision making.
You will be able to:
- describe how decisional capacity is supported for people with neurogenic
- demonstrate an understanding of how the SLP can directly support
independent decisional capacity for persons with neurogenic communication
- identify cognitive-communication factors that could impact decisional capacity
for persons with neurogenic communication disorders
- determine how aphasia awareness is linked to the understanding of decisional
capacity for persons with neurogenic communication disorders
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Ethics: Professional Development Requirement
This course is registered under the Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making subject code and will fulfill the 1-hour Ethics professional development requirement for ASHA’s certification maintenance, which is in effect beginning with certificate holders in the 2020-2022 certification maintenance interval.