Reference Guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics & Ethics Standards
Updated to reflect the 2010 revisions to the Code, this book was written to assist all occupational therapy personnel as they confront ethical issues throughout their careers due to the complexity of society and the systems in which they work. The content includes a broad variety of educational tools, including new advisory opinions and articles that address current ethical trends. Readers will be challenged to rethink some of the situations encountered in the past as a result of increased awareness about ethical issues that are not always initially apparent. Ethical reasoning skills and learning are best developed by reflection on experiences, along with education or consultation, to make a thoughtful and defensible ethical decision. The authors have provided the tools and resources needed to facilitate the ethical reasoning that will positively affect those served by occupational therapy.