Ethics for Occupational Therapists: 2 Hours

Green Clock Hours: 2.00

Occupational therapy professionals are regularly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas throughout their careers and interactions with other staff and with clients. 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. This requires that occupational therapy professionals understand the definition of ethics and the ethical decision-making process. Ethical decision-making is the process in which various alternatives are evaluated and chosen based on ethical principles. In making ethical decisions, it is necessary to understand and eliminate any unethical options and select the best ethical alternative (UC San Diego, 2016).

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Occupational therapy professionals are regularly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas throughout their careers and interactions with other staff and with clients. 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. This requires that occupational therapy professionals understand the definition of ethics and the ethical decision-making process. Ethical decision-making is the process in which various alternatives are evaluated and chosen based on ethical principles. In making ethical decisions, it is necessary to understand and eliminate any unethical options and select the best ethical alternative (UC San Diego, 2016).

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