Occupational Therapy: Ethics Issues and Decision Making in Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition

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About the Author 

Kathlyn L. Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS, is an associate professor emeritus in the School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, where she has taught since 1997. Dr. Reed received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas, a master’s in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University, a master’s in library studies and information from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in special education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published textbooks and peer-reviewed articles, and has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, has presented the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture, and has received the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association. In addition, she has received the Roster of Merit and Distinguished Service Awards from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Reed served as Chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy Association Ethics Commission.

Peer reviewer: Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L attended Duquesne University and graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2004. In December of 2009, she completed her doctorate of occupational therapy degree at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her clinical experience is broad, yet primarily physical disabilities – working in diverse hospital settings such as acute-care, transitional care, and hospital-based outpatient. She has wide-ranging experience, working within the adult to geriatric life span with a variety of medical patient populations, including, but not limited to, orthopedics, oncology, neurology, and cardiopulmonary. Dr. DeIuliis is the assistant department chair and academic fieldwork coordinator at Duquesne University, an entry-level doctorate program. Dr. DeIuliis was awarded the 2014 Creative Teaching Award through Duquesne University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the 2015 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2016 University Student Learning Outcome Assessment Award, and the 2017 Academic Educator of the Year via the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. DeIuliis is also the sole author of the new textbook, Professionalism Across Occupational Practice, published by Slack, Incorporated. 

Occupational Therapy Planner: Jessica J. Bolduc, DrOT, MSOTR/L
The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize ethics terms, theories, principles, and sources of ethical issues.
  • Identify ethics principles used in the American Occupational Therapy Association “Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics” and the procedures used to enforce them.
  • Compare and contrast stakeholders and their role in ethical decision making.
  • Apply a decision-making process to resolve ethical questions and identify types of ethics issues occurring in occupational therapy practice.

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