This investigation compared the effect of ethics training embedded within a curriculum to structured ethics training regarding the ethics knowledge and self-reported comfort levels of first-year graduate students in speech-language pathology. Two equal, non-randomized groups of participants completed an ethics test and survey at three different times over the course of the investigation. The test and survey were administered prior to and after structured ethics training and ethics training embedded within the curriculum. The results of this study showed a significant difference in ethics knowledge after completion of the structured ethics training module for both groups. After receiving structured ethics training, there was no difference between groups regarding comfort in identifying and solving ethics problems. These findings add to the literature regarding the need for structured ethics training for graduate students in healthcare professions. Structured ethics training in speech-language pathology graduate students increased the knowledge of ethical foundations and decision-making models prior to clinical practice in the field.
Gaylord, J. N.,
Schaaf, S. M.,
Structured Ethics Education in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students.
Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 7(2).