This comprehensive resources provides occupational therapy practitioners and students with case studies to help promote ethical reflection and practice in their increasingly complex and varied professional roles.
The authors present models and approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas and provide realistic case studies and vignettes to assist readers in identifying solutions that range from taking no action or addressing the situation at the local level to involving organizations and agencies to promote ethical practice and protect the public and the profession. The goal is to help practitioners and students strive toward the principles articulated in the Code and Ethics Standards and to expand the dialogue around ethical practice.
· Part I. Foundations—historical background, promoting ethics in practice
· Part II. Principles—beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy and confidentiality, social justice, procedural justice, veracity, fidelity
· Part III. Models—solving ethical dilemmas
· Part IV. Applications—mental health; productive aging; children and youth; health promotion and wellness; work and industry; participation, disability, and rehabilitation; administration and private practice; higher education; research; internal relationships; within institutions; external relationships; among institutions
· Glossary and resources
· Appendixes—Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010); Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010); Scope of Practice; NBCOT Candidate/Certificant Code of Conduct; Procedures for the Enforcement of the NBCOT Candidate/Certificant Code of Conduct; Standards for Continuing Competence.
· AOTA Press
· Educational Textbook
· Ethics & Legal
Edited by Janie B. Scott, MA, OT/L, FAOTA, and S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, FAOTA, OTR/L