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Ethics for Occupational Therapy

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Live Webinar

Ethics in Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
7 pm (CT) | 8 pm (ET)
$40 | 2 Contact Hour, 0.2 CEUs, 2.5 PDUs

Educational level: Introductory

Category 2: Professional Issues

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Live webinar via Zoom meeting.

Please Note: This is not a jurisprudence course. This course will address the AOTA Code of Ethics. 

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students face many ethical dilemmas in everyday practice.  The AOTA 2020 Code of Ethics and other official documents provide guidance for OT practitioners, however it can sometimes feel overwhelming to navigate through the literature.  

This course will review the AOTA 2020 Code of Ethics and highlight material from the Enforcement Procedures for the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and The American Occupational Therapy Association Advisory Opinion for the Ethics Commission: Cultural Competence and Ethical Practice.  

In order to assist learners to better navigate ethical dilemmas in practice, a ethical decision making process will be presented for consideration. 

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.
Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
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At the completion of this course, participatnts will be able to:
  • Describe the role that the core values of occupational therapy should play in ethical decision making.
  • Discuss the 6 ethical principles stated in the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics​.
  • Explain a process for making ethical decisions.

What OTs and OTAs are saying about these courses

Such important information that was presented well and makes me reflect on how many ethical dilemmas I have faced in my career and did I handle them as effectively as I could have.

OTA Course Participant for Ethics for Occupational Therapy

" I have been very pleased with the courses that Aspire has been coming out with"

OTA Course Participant for School-based Goals for OT Practitioners

"It was fascinating! I loved it! Very understandable and relatable. I feel like I can apply it in areas to most of my caseload even if the focus of care is not mental health related."

OT Course Participant for OT & Mental Health: Applying the Practice Framework From the Lived Experience
Instructor bioS
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Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 28 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She is a certified life coach and has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. 

Financial: Kim is compensated as Founding Partners of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Kimberly and Niccole, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. Kim and Niccole were the co-authors of the AOTA official document "Occupational Therapy's Role in Treating Pain".  They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain. Niccole and Kim have enjoyed success and found fulfillment in their clinical and professional practice and are excited to be able to share their experience with other occupational therapy practitioners. 
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Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L found her way to occupational therapy through her first profession in television news producing. She is grateful one story lead to changing to such an amazing profession as occupational therapy. She is in her 10th year of clinical practice..
Financial: Niccole is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Niccole serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
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Course Outline

0-5 minutes

6-40 minutes 

41-49 minutes

50-60 minutes

61-65 minutes

66-80 minutes

81-85 minutes

86-90 minutes

Welcome, Introduction, and Learning Objectives

Review AOTA 2020 Code of Ethics

Review Enforcement Procedures for the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics

Process for Ethical Decision Making


Practical Application: Work Through Examples and Scenarios 


Wrap Up
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • Attend webinar in its entirety
  • Complete Attestation of Attendance
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
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