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Every year occupational therapy practitioners are cited by the AOTA Ethics Commission for violations of one or more of the principles and standards set forth in the AOTA professional code of ethics. The consequences of the violations may have a significant impact on their clients their reputation their careers and their livelihood depending on the severity of the violation. This basic-level course provides occupational therapy practitioners with an introduction to the study of ethical behavior and action as it is applied to occupational therapy practice education and research. It is designed to facilitate learning and using the ethical principles required to foster moral reasoning and to practice ethical decision making in occupational therapy.
AOTA Course Focus - Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends
- Recognize ethics terms theories principles and sources of ethical issues.
- Recognize rationale for a professional code of ethics and the relationship to moral values.
- Identify ethics principles used in the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards and the procedures used to enforce them.
- Identify stakeholders and their role in ethical decision making.
- Apply a decision-making process to resolve ethical questions and identify types of ethics issues occurring in occupational therapy practice.
Kathlyn L. Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS, is an associate professor emeritus in the School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, where she has taught since 1997. Dr. Reed received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas, a master’s in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University, a master’s in library studies and information from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in special education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published textbooks and peer-reviewed articles, and has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, has presented the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture, and has received the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association. In addition, she has received the Roster of Merit and Distinguished Service Awards from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Reed served as Chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy Association Ethics Commission.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.