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Moral Distress: Coping with Ethical Challenges In OT Practice

Course #: 014-1462

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#8670. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Intermediate, Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Ethics in healthcare is a fundamental topic for providers to be educated on. While many aspects of ethics – both in rehabilitation, healthcare as a whole, and in a general sense – do not change, ethics tends to be a nuanced topic. This is partially because ethical scenarios do not always have an obvious solution. At times, providers may even find that many possible courses of action are associated with their unique drawbacks. For this reason, ethics and moral distress are closely related. Both moral distress and ethics are influenced by organizations, payors, societal trends, and more. However, some practitioners may not be aware of the difference between these concepts and how they apply (independently and jointly) to the field of occupational therapy. Yet, therapists should know the distinction between ethics and moral distress since they both influence clinical decision-making on all levels.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Categorize types of moral distress that can impact occupational therapy practice as related to clinical reasoning, service delivery, and professional issues.
  2. Relate some of the causes of moral distress discussed to potential problem areas in your specific practice setting.
  3. Practice skill-building or management strategies to assist with moral distress in various situations.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Defining and Understanding Moral Distress 
  3. Section 1: Personal Reflection
  4. Section 1: Key Words
  5. Section 2: Academic Duties and Requirement
  6. Section 2: Personal Reflection
  7. Section 2: Key Words
  8. Section 3: Impact of Moral Distress on Occupational Therapy Practice\
  9. Section 3: Personal Reflection
  10. Section 4: Models for Ethical Decision-Making
  11. Section 4: Personal Reflection
  12. Section 5: Practitioner Resilience, Coping, and Self-Care Amid Moral Distress
  13. Section 5: Personal Reflection
  14. Section 6: Case Study #1
  15. Section 7: Case Study #1 Review
  16. Section 8: Case Study #2
  17. Section 9: Case Study #2 Review
  18. Section 10: Case Study #3
  19. Section 11: Case Study #3 Reveiw
  20. Section 12: Case Study #4
  21. Section 13: Case Study #4 Review
  22. Section 14: Case Study #5
  23. Section 15: Case Study #5 Review
  24. Section 16: Case Study #6
  25. Section 17: Case Study #6 Review
  26. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educationl Level: Intermediate

Course Categories: Professional Issues 

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Course Date: 2023-12-14

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