CE Article-Leading With Ethics: Creating an Ethical Climate in Your Occupational Therapy Department
Sharon Kurfuerst, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Jane R. Yousey, OTR/L, ACC
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)
This article will demonstrate the importance of creating an occupational therapy department culture that embodies the best principles of organizational ethics and ethical practice. In particular, the article will introduce concepts of organizational ethics and ethical leadership, with a secondary emphasis on applying tips and strategies to align departmental operational processes with these concepts.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Recognize the key elements of organizational ethics.
- Identify components of ethical leadership.
- Apply concepts of organizational ethics to commonly encountered situations in an occupational therapy department.
- Differentiate between ethical decision making and decision making that puts ethical outcomes at risk.
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants
Content: Category 3: Professional Issues
Kurfuerst, S., Yousey, J., (2012). Leading With Ethics: Creating an Ethical Climate in Your Occupational Therapy Department. OT Practice, 17(7), CE-1–CE-8
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