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Course Overview

Occupational therapy professionals are regularly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas throughout their career including interactions with other staff and with patients. Their decisions can have long-range effects professionally and personally for providers, patients, healthcare entities, and for society as a whole. This requires that occupational therapy professionals understand the definition of ethics and the ethical decision-making process.  Ethical decision-making is the process in which various alternatives are evaluated and chosen based on ethical principles. In making ethical decisions, it is necessary to understand and eliminate any unethical options and select the best ethical alternative (UC San Diego, 2016).
This course will address ethical and moral dilemmas which all healthcare providers, including occupational therapy professionals, will likely experience at some point. The ethical decision-making processes will also be reviewed and ethical case studies will be presented. This course aims to assist the OT and OTA professional in understanding their ethical responsibilities and how to attempt to make the best decisions in practice, decisions which will be both ethical and effective.

About the Course Author

Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.10HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# . This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Category 3.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-EOT1H
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Apply elements of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics to case studies to resolve mock ethical dilemmas.; Define morals, ethics, and the law as related to the occupational therapy profession.; Describe the main principles of healthcare ethics. ; Identify the eight steps involved in resolving an ethical dilemma.\n
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Morals, Ethics & Law
    Ethics vs. Morals
    Ethics vs. Law
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Ethical Principles and Dilemmas
    Healthcare Principles
    Methods to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
    Integrating Theory into Practice
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Code of Ethics
    Codifying Ethics
    Mock Case Scenarios
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.