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 society as a whole. This course addresses ethical and moral dilemmas that occupational therapy professionals are likely to experience. Ethical decision-making processes are reviewed and applied to case studies to help learn how to address ethical dilemmas.
Relias LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# APP#0000004356. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory, Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Ethics Overview
Why It Matters
Morality, Ethics, and the Law
AOTA Code of Ethics
AOTA Core Values
Section 3: Law
Case Study: Peter
Corporate Compliance Program
Section 4: Methods to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
Realms-Individual Process-Situation Model
Active Engagement Model
Ethical Lens Grid Method of Resolving Ethical Situations
Integrating Theory Into Practice
Section 5: Ethical Dilemmas in Occupational Therapy
AOTA Standards of Conduct
Applying Ethics to Practice
Section 6: Conclusion
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.
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