Occupational Therapy Ethics

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An Occupational therapist is “an individual who is ready to seize for service delivery in the work place (Buys, 2007). Occupational therapy has a variety of morals, guidelines and ethical codes to follow by throughout their professional career. The OT’s must has a since of professionalism within the private and public sectors of their practice (Dige, 2009). Having precise goals for your patients so that the patient has the right to deny the treatment or accept when the details of the exercise has been explained in a specific manner to your patients (Dige, 2009). There are five key ethical criteria requirements for OT’s to follow. The first one the occupation must provide a public service to the patients and coworkers (Dige, 2009). The second is there must be a balance between skills and knowledge throughout your occupational practice. Next is to act and do what’s best for the client. Then you must have a required well rounded degree and recruitment programs. Finally, this occupation specifies an overall exceptional ability for individual and professional practice in your specific career (Dige, 2009). Another factor to consider is the occupational therapy theory “a good life must be imbued with activity and participation” (Dige, 2009). This means that that the OT and the patients must be involved with one another and the willingness to participate in the exercise activities will benefit the patient as much as the OT helping them conquer one step at a time. Also the primary goal for an OT is to motivate the patient to be a willing candidate in every tasks that is set upon them in everyday life (Dige, 2009). Occupational therapy has five main principles that we stand by no matter what (Hansen, 1994). First, must demons... ... middle of paper ... ...thics. Scandinavian Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 16(2), 88-98. doi:10.1080/11038120802409754 7. Gainer, R. D. (2008). History of ergonomics and occupational therapy. Work, 31(1), 5-9. 8. Hansen, R. (1994). Occupational therapy code of ethics. 9. Reed, K., Hemphill, B., Moodey, A., Brandt,, L., Estes, J., Foster, L., & Homenko, D. (2010, November). OT Code of Ethics. Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standards ( 2010). Retrieved March 10, 2014, from https://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/departments/occupational-therapy/occupational-therapy-code-of-ethics 10. Reitz, M. S., Austin, D. J., Brant, L. C., DeBrakeleer, B., Homeenko, D. F., McQuade, L. J., & Slater, D. Y. (2005, September). Guidelines to Occupational Therapy Ethics. . Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.pacificu.edu/ot/students/documents/GuidelinestoCodeofEthics-AOTA_000.pdf
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