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Professional and Ethical Issues in Occupational Therapy

Course #: 014-1368

Price: $49.50

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#07109 . This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.55 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.

CE Credit Hours: 5.50 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

While occupational therapists do work that improves their patients’ well-being and quality of life, there are a variety of circumstances that can jeopardize these outcomes. For this reason, ethics is an essential part of a therapist’s job. There are many factors that an occupational therapist must carefully consider to practice ethically in patient care settings, academia, and research-based work. Ethics is not only embedded in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s practice framework and foundational documentation, but it is also a therapist’s responsibility as part of occupational therapy licensure in the state where they practice. While there are basic ethics concepts that a therapist should be familiar with, this topic is not always straightforward, especially when it is applied to occupational therapy practice. Ethics has a place in every setting where an occupational therapist is employed, which is why therapists should be comfortable dealing with ethical dilemmas, gray areas, and other scenarios that might arise during the course of their career.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Deduce what constitutes unethical behavior in clinical, academic, and research-based settings.
  2. Identify a reasonable course of action if you witness or are presented with an ethical dilemma.
  3. Distinguish between consequences associated with AOTA sanctions, civil charges, and criminal charges.
CEU Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Rules and Regulations
  • Section 2: Additional Considerations
  • Section 3 Goals of Telehealth
  • Section 4: Available Evidence
  • Section 5: Applications
  • Case Studies
  • References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Intermediate

Course Category: Professional Issues

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 05/17/2028

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Course Date: 2023-04-06

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