Ethics for Occupational Therapists: Two Hours

 

Occupational therapy professionals are constantly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas. Their decisions, and even their failures to make decisions, can have long-range effects professionally and personally for providers, patients, healthcare entities, and for society as a whole. Directed to Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA), this 2-credit entry-level course will address ethical and moral dilemmas and decision-making processes, and posit multiple ethical case studies. This course aims to assist the OT and OTA professional in understanding their ethical responsibilities.

$60.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-EOTTH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 2.00 contact hours, approval number 20-587990.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2.00 contact hours, approval number 20-587990.

American Occupational Therapy Association

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1, 2 & 3. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-EOTTH
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe how rapidly changing professional, reimbursement, and legal landscapes bring more complex ethical challenges and responsibilities to the occupational therapist and assistant.

Articulate two distinctions between morals, ethics, and the law as related to the occupational therapy profession.

Describe three types of Advance Directives and briefly explain how these documents are designed to reduce moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas within the healthcare system.

Describe the main theories and principles of healthcare ethics and two methods that help resolve ethical situations.

Apply elements of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics to case studies to resolve mock ethical dilemmas.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: New Frontiers A. Growing Pains B. Professional Challenges C. Reimbursement Challenges D. Legal Challenges E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Morals, Ethics & Law A. Ethics vs. Morals B. Ethics vs. Law C. When it All Comes Together D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Ethical Theories and Principles A. Healthcare Principles B. Main Ethical Theories C. Methods to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas D. Integrating Theory into Practice E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Code of Ethics A. Codifying Ethics B. Mock Case Scenarios C. Review D. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Andrea Salzman, MS, Physical Therapy
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Between 1996-2017, Salzman has instructed 100+ live instructions related to aquatic therapy and over 25 online courses related to geriatric therapy, ethics, and aquatic therapy. Her interest in topics related to scope of practice and ethics boundaries began in PT school where she served on a student-led honor council in a model which required its members to pass judgements on multiple ethics violations by peers. Between 1995-1998, Salzman served as Editor-in-Chief of an APTA section journal related to aquatic therapy, probing ethical topics within her Editor's column, such as "shading minutes" or refusing to allow patients to refuse PT in order to maintain Medicare Part A coverage. Between 1995-2002, Salzman served as a Lead Therapist and a PT Manager in both skilled nursing and hospital settings, roles which required her to provide inservice training as mandated by Joint Commission, including the use of the case study as a decision-making tool. In 2002, Advance for PT Magazine asked Salzman to create, referee and publish a series of point:counterpoint argumentative columns devoted to exploring hot button topics related to the ethical practice of physical therapy. Within this monthly column, "We Debate: You Decide", Salzman created a venue for 2 PT professionals to argue the merits of diametrically-opposed ethical stands on PT-related topics. In 2005, Salzman began serving as Vice President of 10K Rehab Corps, a temporary staffing company with an emphasis on providing on-call staff for the SNF and home health settings. One of her initial roles for this start-up company was the creation of policies on ethical standards for hiring and practice in the field. In 2009, Salzman began serving as the Director of Programming for Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) and in that role, has created over 500 hours of live instructionals for the post-graduate therapist. Salzman has spearheaded ATU's move towards obtaining PT continuing education credits through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, a move which required her to ensure the company met the intellectual property, ethical, disability access and diversity standards established by FSBPT. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. In 2012, Salzman began creating continuing education courses for Care2Learn, including discussions on the unintended ethical consequences of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and rehospitalization risks for COPD, MI and CHF. Beginning in 2013, Salzman began creating Relias Learning online trainings related to medical errors and ethics and to perform critical reviews of existing CE courses, including reviews of Ethics and Jurisprudence courses, in order to ensure these courses met the standards required by the FSBPT and/or individual states. In addition to these roles, Salzman has served as: • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine's PT program: • Functional Design Consultant for facilities building aquatic centers; • Author, 5 physical therapy-related texts; • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness, Ausmed.com Disclosure: Andrea Salzman, MS, Physical Therapy discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Therapy University as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Resources Network as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Consultant Business as Consultant Relevant Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as (N/A)
Expert Reviewer: Clint Cunningham, OT
Clint Cunningham is a licensed Occupational Therapist and a certified Hand Therapists. He has over 20 years experience treating patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Clint's area of clinical expertise is treatment of the Upper Quarter (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand). Mr. Cunningham obtained his degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia where he graduated Cum Laude. Disclosure: Clint Cunningham, OT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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