CE on CD - Everyday Ethics: Core Knowledge for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Educators, 2nd Edition
Developed by the AOTA Ethics Commission
Presented by Staff Liaison to the Ethics Commission: Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OT/L, FAOTA
With contributions from former members of the Ethics Commission:
S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Lea C. Brandt, OTD, OTR/L; and Linda Gabriel, PhD, OTR/L
Earn .3 AOTA CEU (3.75 NBCOT PDUs/3 contact hours)
Everyday Ethics, Second Edition covers essential occupational therapy learning to meet a variety of needs related to ethics education. It can be used to fulfill contact hour requirements in ethics for state licensure renewal, which is currently required in Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. It can also be used to meet disciplinary action requirements. Most importantly, however, this important CE course provides a foundation in basic ethics information that gives context and assistance with application to daily practice for students, clinicians, educators, researchers, and those in other occupational therapy-related roles.
Seven overarching learning objectives address critical information for occupational therapy personnel, including recognition of the role of ethics as part of our professional responsibility, just as we are responsible for our own clinical competence. Content also addresses what is actually meant by ethics, with a discussion on key ethical theories and principles that assist in analyzing and resolving situations that present ethical challenges. Another objective is to relate practical application of ethical theories to everyday situations that may be encountered in diverse roles within the profession. In addition, course participants will learn the rationale for changes in content and format in the new Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards 2010 (hereafter referred to as the Code and Ethics Standards) that was developed and adopted by the Representative Assembly in April 2010.
The content also provides information about the AOTA governance structure and other agencies that oversee and support professional conduct in the occupational therapy profession. It is a goal of this continuing education course to reinforce the value of self reflection on one’s practice, in order to promote not only enhanced competency but also more ethical behavior.
Finally, the course incorporates the Reference Guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards, 2010 Edition, as a core text and required reading. It is a comprehensive and valuable resource to support ethical conduct in all professional roles. The Reference Guide is important to own as part of a professional library regardless of your workplace or job responsibilities. Please note that, with regard to job responsibilities, the Code and Ethics Standards applies to occupational therapy personnel in all roles, and the term practitioner applies not only to clinicians, but to educators, researchers, and students as well.
- Lesson 1. Introduction and Purpose of Course
- Lesson 2. What Is Ethics?
- Lesson 3. AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010)
- Lesson 4. Ethical Decision Framework
- Lesson 5. Prevention Techniques
- Lesson 6. Overview of AOTA and the Ethics Commission
- Lesson 7. Agencies That Oversee the Profession
CD (contains additional information)
- AOTA Governance Chart
- AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010)
- Case Studies
- Clinical Reasoning/Ethical Reasoning Comparison
- Ethics Resources and Glossary
- Sample Process for Ethical Decision-Making
Reference Guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards, 2010 Edition is required reading to learn content and successfully complete the exam.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the role of ethics as a professional responsibility.
- Identify basic information related to ethics, ethical principles, and approaches.
- Identify changes in the updated Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010) and recognize the rationale for format and content revisions.
- Apply ethical concepts to everyday situations and diverse roles in occupational therapy.
- Recognize the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) structure and agency oversight, which supports professional occupational therapy conduct.
- Recognize the role of self-reflection on one’s practice to promote ethical behavior.
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