Ethical Issues in Healthcare PR and the Challenges of Data Permanence – Erica Sniad Morgenstern

Erica Sniad Morgenstern, the vice president of marketing communications of Welltok, discusses a number of important ethical issues, including:
1) Challenges of talking a tough stand with senior executives to keep your organization on message
2) Data permanence and one thing to never do if you issue incorrect data
3) Ethical issues created by the decline of original reporting
4) Ethical issues in the healthcare/HCIT industry
5) Why the best ethics advice may come from the TSA

The Most Popular Ethics Blogs and Podcasts of 2019

In this week between Christmas and New Years, many people are at work looking for an escape. Some people are at home and also looking for an escape.

Luckily for you, I am here to help. This year, EthicalVoices celebrated its first birthday. As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share the most popular Ethics blogs and podcasts of 2019. All of them are great, but if you missed a few, these are the ones people like the most.

The Most Ethical PR Professionals Don’t Just Fight Fires, They Prevent Them – Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign the head of security, privacy, and engineering communications for Uber discusses:

1) Why the best PR pros focus on stopping fires before they begin, rather than responding to a crisis
2) The ethical and cognitive challenges of marketing with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt)
3) Why SCUBA diving is a great guide for change management
4) Common ethical mistakes with measurement – and why we need to stop confusing coverage with action

Ethical Issues With Product Recalls and Cannabis – Loring Barnes

Loring Barnes, APR, Fellow, PRSA, an independent practitioner and Chair of her town’s Selectboard, discusses a number of key ethical issues including:
• Tough ethical decisions during product recalls
• How communicators should approach ethical issues around cannabis
• The quickest path to redemption after making an ethical lapse

Why Saying “That’s Unethical” Isn’t Enough – Marisa Vallbona

Marisa Vallbona, the founder and president of CIM, Inc PR and co-founder of the PR Consultants Group, discusses:
• Going beyond “that’s unethical” to understand the issues and better guide those you are advising
• What to do when people steal your ideas
• The challenges the lack of enforcement of PRSA’s Code of Ethics creates for the public relations industry

The Three Biggest Threats to Ethical Behavior in Public Relations Today: Mark Dvorak

Mark Dvorak the executive director of Golin Atlanta and an expert independent consultant, discusses the three biggest threats to ethical behavior in public relations. During the interview he also shares his insight on a variety of topics, including: what ethical guideposts to use when you are facing a new situation and how managers should support their employees in difficult ethical situations.

Ethical Issues with Behavior Change, Leaks and Transparency: Robin Schell and Stacey Smith

This week on Ethical Voices, Robin Schell and Stacey Smith, senior counsel and partners at Jackson, Jackson & Wagner discuss a number of key PR and communication ethics issues, including:
• What to do when a client asks you to anonymously leak information
• Ethical issues with transparency and in-person research
• How to ethically leverage appeals to emotion
• The one ethics guidepost every PR pro needs to keep top of mind