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Student Ethics Essay Award

February 16, 2010

ASHA’s 5th Annual Student Ethics Essay Award!

ASHA is pleased to announce the opening of the fifth annual Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA) competition. This program is conducted as part of ASHA’s efforts to enhance ethics education activities. The SEEA is designed to provide opportunities for NSSLHA members who are undergraduate or graduate students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to think about ethical decision making as they prepare to start careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences. The goal of the SEEA is to create greater awareness of situations individuals in CSD careers may encounter that could pose ethical dilemmas and options for addressing these dilemmas.

Students will write an essay on the ethics topic shown below and submit it to their NSSLHA Chapter Advisor for initial review. Each NSSLHA chapter will select up to five student essays for submission to ASHA for the final review and selection process. (Note: NSSLHA members who are not affiliated with a specific NSSLHA chapter may submit their entries to their Regional Councilors.) Members of ASHA’s Board of Ethics will review the entries and select the three winning essays. Any or all of the winning essays may be published on the ASHA and/or NSSLHA Web site, in The ASHA Leader, and/or in other ASHA/NSSLHA publications.

2010 Essay Topic:

Students will write an essay on the following topic for the 2010 competition: Within the context of the ASHA Code of Ethics, how has the emergence of technology impacted the issues of confidentiality, privacy, and security of individuals’ records and protected health information?

Students must submit their completed application forms and essays to their NSSLHA Chapter Advisor or Regional Councilor by 12:00 midnight on Friday, April 16, 2010.

For more information, find the link on the NSSLHA homepage, or go to:  http://www.asha.org/Practice/ethics/essay_award/

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