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Ethics for Professionals - Occupational Therapist


Ethics for Professionals 201
The Basics of Ethics

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  • Define ethics and explain the different branches of ethics
  • Examine the importance of ethics in healthcare Understand the differences between ethics, morals, and values
  • Describe the importance of a code of ethics for healthcare professionals Describe the difference between standards of practice and standards of care Relate specific ethical theories to healthcare situations
  • Apply on of the ethical decision-making models to a specific ethical healthcare dilemma
  • Explain the function of an ethics committee
  • Review the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics in detail
  • State the 6 principles of the Code including 3 related standards of conduct for each principle


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Ethics for Professionals 200

Ethics in the Practice of Occupational Therapy


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  • Give 1 definition of ethics as it is related to the field of OT.
  • Define the difference between an ethical dilemma and ethical distress.
  • When presented with or confronted with a specific ethical problem, identify the ethical principle that must be considered in practice and that relate to AOTA and/of NBCOT Principles of Ethics.
  • List and explain at 4 professional behaviors that reflect the issues that members of AOTA frequently raise.
  • Following the process of ethical decision making, determine how to handle a particular situation with consideration of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
  • Become familiar with the general rules governing the practice of OT


Stephanie Lancaster, OTR

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Ethics for Professionals 105

Informed Consent


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  • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
  • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
  • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
  • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
  • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
  • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
  • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 104

Ethics of Confidential Information


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  • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
  • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
  • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
  • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
  • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
  • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
  • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
  • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
  • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
  • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 103

The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life


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  • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
  • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
  • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
  • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
  • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
  • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
  • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 102

Ethical Problems, Ethical Distress and Ethical Dilemma's


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  • Identify the goal of professional ethics activity.
  • Describe the basic idea of a caring response and some ways this response in a professional relationship is distinguished from expressions of care in other types of relationships.
  • Identify three component parts of any ethical problem.
  • Describe what an agent is and, more importantly, what it is to be a moral agent.
  • Name the three prototypical ethical problems.
  • Describe the role of emotions in ethical distress.
  • Distinguish between two varieties of ethical distress.
  • Compare the fundamental difference between ethical distress and an ethical dilemma.
  • Define ethical paternalism or parentalism.
  • Describe a type of ethical dilemma that challenges a professionals desire (and duty) to treat everyone fairly and equitably.
  • Identify the fundamental difference between distress or dilemma problems and locus of authority problems.
  • Identify four criteria that will assist you in deciding who should assume authority for a specific ethical decision to achieve a caring response.
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT
  • Indiana PTs - become familiar with the IN PT Rules and Practice Act
  • Texas PTs - become familiar with the TX PT Rules and Practice Act
  • Utah PTs - become familiar with the UT PT Rules and Practice Act


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics and Aging 210
Aging and Disasters - Facing Natural and Other Disasters

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  • Cite examples of how the elderly have been marginalized during disasters
  • Define what is meant by the “axes of susceptibility”
  • Identify the ethical obligation to the elderly during major disasters
  • Describe how planning, communication and coordination is an ethical imperative in disasters
  • Explain the concept of “place holding,” and how it fits into disaster planning

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 209

Beyond Rational Control: Caring at the End of Life


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  • List the foundational assumptions that define advance care planning in the United States
  • Differentiate hospice care from palliative care
  • Describe the issues that arise when individual choice is the main focus of advance care planning
  • Explain how the modern culture of medicine influences end – of – life care
  • Compare and contrast the current approach towards end – of – life care with the authors. “bottom up,” approach

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 208
Alzheimer's Disease and an Ethics of Solidarity

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  • Cite the historical perspective on senility
  • Describe how the pervasive bioethical viewpoint affects the experience of people with dementia
  • Explain the concepts of dignity
  • Compare and contrast various definitions of dignity relative to those with dementia

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 207

What Do We Do Now? Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect


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  • Define elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect
  • Describe the “expressive – collaborative” model of approaching ethics
  • Compare and contrast the classical definition of autonomy with “actual autonomy”
  • Explain how remaining in an abusive / neglectful environment may constitute the best alternative for an individual

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 206
Working With Clients and Patients

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  • Give examples of the roots of an ageist attitude in the United States
  • Describe the dynamics of the power relationship between care giver and cared for
  • Explain the issues involved in setting boundaries in the institutional environment
  • Describe the difference between independent and relational autonomy

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 205

The Nursing Home - Beyond Medicalization


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  • Outline the history of the nursing home
  • Describe the evolution of bioethical thought on nursing home care
  • List strategies for creating a more ethical nursing home environment
  • Ways nursing homes can aid residents in addressing end-of-life concerns

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 204
Care and Justice - Older People at Home

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  • Describe the moral questions concerning home care for the elderly
  • Identify the relationship between the cared for and the care giver
  • Explain the focus of governmental programs for dependent elderly care
  • List the values necessary to support elder care at home

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 203

Anti-aging Medicine and Aging and Public Policy


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Hour 1
  • Define anti-aging medicine
  • Compare and contrast the differing opinions on anti-aging medicine
  • List the moral questions associate with the anti-aging movement
  • Describe how the anti-aging movement is viewed from a feminist perspective
Hour 2
  • Describe how ethics informs policy
  • List impediments to creating a bridge between ethics and public policy
  • Explain the neo-liberal approach to health care policy for the aged
  • Describe how current health care policy towards the aged in the United States can create generational conflict
  • Compare the feminist ethic of care to the neo-liberal approach

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 202

Aging and the Aged Body


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Hour 1
  • Explain the role society plays in creating the physical self-image as one ages
  • Describe how physical self-image shapes and is shaped by the older individual’s autonomy competency
  • Compare and contrast the strong social constructionist view of aging with the biological view
  • List ways culture influences how aging women view themselves

Hour 2

  • Define the term, “Third Age”
  • Describe the circumstances unique to. “getting old”
  • Explain the role of privilege in the modern concepts of aging
  • List the ways communities of meaning and shared discourse can be identity confirming for the aging individual

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics and Aging 201
Challenges to the Received View

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Hour 1
  • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
  • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
  • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
  • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
Hour 2
  • Define “Relational” autonomy
  • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
  • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
  • Describe communicative ethics

Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethics 101

Ethical Communications


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  • Demonstrate the importance of communicating in an ethical manner and what that entails
  • Develop an understanding of what 'spin' is, why it is unethical and how to monitor and minimize/stop it
  • Evaluate the barriers to effective and ethical communication
  • Develop an understanding of exactly what takes place/needs to take place during the provider/client interaction
  • Discover what it is that patients want from their visits to a provider
  • Appraise how to deal with challenging clients and situations
  • Discover how to become a skilled helper by studying the tools of communication
  • Apply listening skills to the provider's repertoire
  • Demonstrate the importance of the impact of nonverbal communication on the caregiver/client relationship
  • Develop, analyze and apply the verbal and nonverbal skills that will help to gather information and support the patient effectively
  • Write an Ethical Communication Protocol (EPC) for your practice


Angelica Redleaf, DC

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Ethical Awareness 208
Ethics in Focus

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  • Explain patient informed consent to intervention
  • List the requirements of sufficient informed consent
  • Describe pertinent considerations in life and death decision making including euthanasia
  • Recognize issues of nondiscrimination against participants in health care delivery
  • Explain pro bono health care services
  • Outline professional practice issues of financial responsibility and gifts
  • Summarize the ethical issues of impaired providers and intra and inter-professional relations
  • Define the ethical issues in research and the informed consent process


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 207

Legal and Ethical Issues in Education


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  • Summarize the major federal statutes regulating education
  • Discuss federal education law derived from constitutional protections
  • Outline a risk management strategy for academic discipline in health professional educational programs
  • Assess liability for student conduct in the clinical setting
  • Outline procedures to minimize liability when incorporating students in the clinical setting


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 206
Business Law and Ethics

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  • Summarize the antitrust laws
  • Discuss the importance of the attorney – heath care professional client relationship
  • Define the elements of a binding contract
  • Explain breach of contract and possible contractual remedies
  • Describe the various forms of business organization
  • Outline the good Samaritan laws
  • Recognize the requirements for HIPAA compliance
  • Assess the necessity and limitations of professional liability insurance


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 205

Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment


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  • Differentiate employment at will versus employment under contract
  • Summarize the history of federal regulation of labor – management relations
  • Describe the five major sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Recognize sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Define “ordinary reasonable person” as it pertains to sexual harassment
  • Differentiate the vicarious liability of an employer relative to employees and independent contractors
  • Explain the considerations in writing a letter of recommendation
  • Outline the requirements for an enforceable restrictive covenant


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 204
Intentional Wrongs

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  • Describe the concept of intentional torts
  • Differentiate assault and battery
  • Define defamation, slander and libel
  • Summarize the mandatory reporting requirements for health care professionals
  • Outline the four principle forms of invasion of privacy
  • Classify the types of criminal activity 
  • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution
  • Explain the classifications of homicide


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 203

The Law of Health Care Malpractice


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  • List the external and internal factors affecting the exposure to malpractice liability
  • Describe the legal basis for imposing malpractice liability of a patient injury
  • Define the concept of abandonment
  • Outline the four elements needed to prove malpractice
  • Compare and contrast ordinary negligence versus professional negligence
  • Explain vicarious liability
  • Summarize defenses to malpractice actions
  • Describe the importance of patient care documentation


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 202
Ethical Foundations

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  • Differentiate morals and ethics
  • Explain the purpose of professional codes of ethics
  • Compare and contrast legal and professional health care ethics
  • Define situational ethics
  • Identify the four principles of biomedical ethics


Richard Saporito, DC

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Ethical Awareness 201

Legal Foundations


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  • Describe the basis of the American legal system
  • Compare and contrast constitutional, statutory, common and administrative law
  • List the differences between criminal and civil law
  • Explain the civil litigation explosion
  • Summarize tort reform


Richard Saporito, DC

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