At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify three (3) purposes of the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics.
Select six (6) principles that are identified in the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics.
Identify two (2) functions of the Ethics Commission.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the occupational therapy code of ethics by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Deanna Hodges, OTR/L, ATP, Dementia Care Specialist
Deanna has been practicing occupational therapy for over 38 years. She currently works in acute care at Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to acute care, she worked for over 25 years in long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She has also worked in other settings including inpatient rehab and home health care. She has been an adjunct professor at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida, for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This course centers on the importance of knowing the Code of Ethics that guide the occupational therapy profession. This knowledge is vital to the practitioners and personnel who need to make sound clinical decisions in the ethical dilemmas that the profession faces every day.