AOTA Presentation: Doing the Right Thing--Ethical and Legal Practice

AOTA Conference & Expo 2013, C 104


American Occupational Therapy Association. (in press). Occupational therapy code of ethics (2015). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(Suppl. 3).

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2010). Enforcement procedures for occupational therapy code of ethics and ethics standards.

Bailey, D. M., & Schwartzberg, S. L. (2003). Ethical and legal dilemmas in occupational therapy (2nd ed). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Purtillo, R. B., & Doherty, R. F. (2011). Ethical dimensions in the health professions (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.

Purtilo, R. B., Jensen, G. M., & Royeen, C. B. (2005). Educating for moral action: A sourcebook in health and rehabilitation ethics. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Rest, J. R. (1979). Development in judging moral issues. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Slater, D. Y. (Ed.). (2011). Reference guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010 ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Everyday Ethics: Core Knowledge for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Educators. AOTA CE on CD. Available from AOTA.

Organizational Ethics: Occupational Therapy Practice in a Complex Health Environment”. CE on CD. Available from AOTA.

Moral Distress: Surviving Clinical Chaos. CE on CD available from AOTA.

Duty to Warn: An Ethical Responsibility for All Practitioners. CE on CD available from AOTA.


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SNF PPS FY 2012 final rule—Federal Register August 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 152)

Regulatory Guidance on Group Therapy and Concurrent Therapy in SNFs—Federal Register July 31, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 147)(pages 39567-39568)

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AOTA Guidance for Completing Functional Reassessments and Documentation in Medicare Home Health

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Occupational Therapy & Ethics 

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