Ethical considerations in pediatric dysphagia

Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, Joan C. Arvedson

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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are bound by ethical codes that reflect professional and institutional commitments. When professional activities involve working with children with dysphagia and other complex medical issues, SLPs frequently must make judgments that have bioethical implications. This article reviews general ethical theories and principles, examines SLPs' ethical commitments, and presents an approach for ethical decision making and reasoning. Case studies of children with dysphagia are presented to illustrate ethical dilemmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1997


  • Dysphagia
  • Ethics
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing


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