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Principle 1. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall demonstrate a concern for the well-being, safety, and health of the recipients of their service Beneficience. Principle 2. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall intentionally refrain from actions that cause harm Nonmaleficience. Principle 3.
Principle 4. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall provide services in a fair and equitable manner to all Social Justice. Principle 5. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall comply with institutional rules, local, state, federal and international laws and AOTA documents applicable to the profession of occupational therapy Procedural Justice.
Principle 6. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall provide comprehensive, accurate and objective information when representing the profession Veracity. Principle 7. Occupational Therapy Personnel shall treat colleagues and other professionals with respect, fairness, discretion and integrity Fidelity. Treat other people that I work with in good faith - don't talk back and don't be suspicious 2. Avoid conflict of interest with employer - If we suspect wrongdoing, check it out before jumping to conclusions 3.
Use conflict-resolution techniques if I have Interpersonal conflicts. Principle 7 - Fidelity Faithfulness. Understand and comply with the laws and be aware of the Code of Ethics 2. Hold appropriate credentials that enable you to practice 3. Report gifts with employer and don't receive large sums 4.
Use research or grant money for its intended use 5. Ensure billing is not fraudulent and avoid working with somebody who does fraudulent activities. Principle 5 - Procedural Justice. Represent your credentials accurately - say you're an assistant to the OT, not the OT himself 2. Be honest in all documentation, incl. Give colleague credit and don't plagiarize the work of others Book: no false advertisements or exaggerated claims; accept responsibilities that may reduce public's trust. Educating people about the value of OT 2.
Advocate for the needs of clients with limited insurance coverage; consider pro-bono or reduced-fee services Note: we cannot pay or change insurance policies. Principle 4 - Social Justice. Use up-to-date, evidence-based practice when performing Evals 3. Self-assess at current level of expertise; know what you are competent to provide; keep educated to maintain level of competence 4.
Mandatory reporter, i. Principle 1 - Beneficence. Avoid relationships that can exploit recipients of our care 2. Don't get in the way of our professional judgment and objectivity, i. Conflict of interest when doing something for your own good; thinking of you before others. Principle 2 - Nonmaleficence. If client refuses treatment, entice them to do something else to keep him engaged 3. Communication promotes autonomy; otherwise, client is not making a decision based on information 4. Protect privileged communication; all info shared by client remains private unless safety compromised.
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Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2015)
Although the code is enforceable only with respect to members of the association, it is interesting because it expressly applies to all "occupational therapy personnel," including therapists, assistants, and students. The American Occupational Therapy Association and its component members are committed to furthering people's ability to function fully within their total environment. To this end the occupational therapist renders service to clients in all stages of health and illness, to institutions, to other professionals and colleagues, to students, and to the general public. A more recent code was adopted in
Occupational Therapy and Ethics
An official AOTA document, the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics informs your practice, research, and education, to help occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students face complex ethical problems at various levels. You have an obligation to demonstrate ethical conduct that reflects professional values when working with clients, families, caregivers, administrators, colleagues, policymakers, payers, and other health care professionals. The Reference Guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, Edition includes advisory opinions and articles that address ethical trends issues and trends such as plagiarism, international service learning, collaborative ethics, social justice, and social networking. These tools and resources provide the foundation of professional values and ethical reasoning to guide complex ethical dilemmas and positively affect those served by occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics An official AOTA document, the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics informs your practice, research, and education, to help occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students face complex ethical problems at various levels. Not a member? Join Now.
Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics