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Ethics Using An Occupational Therapy Lens To Investigate Moral Distress And Practice Dilemmas

Course: #6064Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 1136 Reviews

Ethics is the foundation of professional practice yet therapists may experience moral distress and make less than ethical decisions when emotional issues, toxic work conditions, or low morale are unchecked. This presentation will overview the code of ethics and present clinical situations to challenge the participant to understand best practices in ethical decision-making.

Course created on September 21, 2023

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 07604; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), Ethics Of Occupational Therapy (GA), Professional/Health Care Related (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Ethics (TN), CE Broker #20-1109678; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Education And/or Research

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to examine basic principles of ethics and their application to legal responsibilities in healthcare.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to analyze common ethical issues in healthcare, including that which is considered unethical and/or unlawful by credentialing boards.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply an ethical model for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in healthcare.


0-5 Minutes Introduction of AOTA’s Code of Ethics
5-15 Minutes Review Each Core Value: Altruism, Equality, Freedom, Justice, Dignity, Truth, Prudence
15-25 Minutes Review the Principles of Beneficience, Nonmaleficience, Autonomy, Justice, Veracity, and Fidelity
25-35 Minutes Fraud and Abuse in Documentation and Actions
35-50 Minutes Legal Issues: Malpractice Negligence, Discrimination
50-65 Minutes Moral Distress
65-80 Minutes Challenges vs. Ethical Dilemmas
80-100 Minutes Model for Ethical Decision Making
100-115 Minutes Case Examples Throughout the Lifespan and Practice Settings
115-120 Minutes Summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Ingrid Provident has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Ingrid Provident has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 07604. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), Ethics of Occupational Therapy (GA), Professional/Health care related (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Ethics (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Education and/or Research Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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