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Ethics Topic—Moral Distress: Surviving Clinical Chaos, 2nd Ed
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SKU: OL4952

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2016

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $55.00

Product Overview

Presented by Lea Cheyney Brandt, OTD, MA, OTR/L


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)


Course Description

This newly updated course will explore how the complex nature of today’s health care environment may result in increased moral distress for occupational therapy practitioners. In addition to exploring the sources of moral distress, the course will offer coping strategies for reducing negative outcomes associated with this rising phenomenon. This course is based upon the 2015 AOTA Code of Ethics.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to


1.      Identify factors that may contribute to moral distress for occupational therapy practitioners and managers.

2.      Recognize the impact moral distress may have on occupational therapy practice.

3.      Identify strategies used in combating moral distress.

4.      Recognize how the environment can be shaped to reduce the negative consequences associated with moral distress in occupational therapy practice.



AOTA Occupational Therapy Classification Code

Category 3: Professional Issues, Ethics, Contemporary Issues and Trends


Learning Level



Target Audience

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants