Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2015)

anskorczewski12's version from 2016-11-07 03:42


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purposes of code: 1. provides aspirational Core Values that guide members toward ethical courses of action in professional and volunteer roles 2.delineates enforceable Principles and Standards of Conduct that apply to AOTA members
core values: 1.altruism (concern for welfare of others) 2.equality (treating all people impartially and free of bias) 3.freedom 4.justice (diversity is inclusive for satisfactory life) 5.dignity (respect the client) 6.truth (accurate info) 7.prudence (use these skills to make decisions)
demonstrate a concern for well-being and safety of recipients of servicesbeneficence (principle 1)
acts of mercy, kindness, and charitybeneficence (1)
promote good and prevent/remove harmbeneficence (1)
defending rights of others; removing harmful conditionsbeneficence (1)
helping persons with disabilities beneficence (1)
provide appropriate evaluation and plan of intervention for recipients of OTbeneficence (1)
reevaluate and reassess recipients of service in timely manner to determine goals are being achievedbeneficence (1)
use, to the extent possible, evaluation, planning, intervention, assessments... that are evidence based and current beneficence (1)
ensure all duties given to other OTs are congruent with credentials/competencybeneficence (1)
continuing education; use careful judgementbeneficence (1)
refrain from actions that cause harmnonmaleficence (2)
due carerequires that goals pursued justify the risks (under nonmaleficence (2))
avoid abandoning the service recipient by facilitation appropriate transitions when unable to provide servicesnonmaleficence (2)
take appropriate action to remedy personal problems and limitations that might cause harm to anyonenonmaleficence (2)
address impaired practice and report it to authoritiesnonmaleficence (2)
avoid dual relationships, conflict of interest, etc. nonmaleficence (2)
avoid engaging in sexual activity with recipient of services (or family) nonmaleficence (2)
avoid compromising the rights/well-being of others based on arbitrary directives (unrealistic expectations, false documentation)nonmaleficence (2)
avoid exploiting any relationship established as OTnonmaleficence (2)
avoid bartering for services when there is potential for exploitation and conflict of interestnonmaleficence (2)
respect the right of the individual to self-determination, privacy, confidentiality, and consentautonomy (3)
treat client according to their desires and protect confidential informationautonomy (3)
self-determination principleautonomy (3)
respect/honor wishes of clientautonomy (3)
fully disclose benefits/risks/outcomesautonomy (3)
obtain consent after disclosureautonomy (3)
establish collaborative relationship with clientautonomy (3)
refrain from threatening, coercing, deceiving clients to promote compliance with OTautonomy (3)
facilitate comprehension and address barriers to communicationautonomy (3)
promote fairness and objectivity in the provision of OT servicesjustice (4)
appropriate treatment of personsjustice (4)
impartial consideration and consistent following of rules to promote fairnessjustice (4)
respond to requests for OT services in timely mannerjustice (4)
assist those in need of OTjustice (4)
advocate for changes to systems and policies that are discriminatory or unfairly limit OT servicesjustice (4)
maintain awareness of laws and AOTA policiesjustice (4)
provide appropriate supervision justice (4)
obtain all necessary approvals prior to initiating researchjustice (4)
refrain from accepting gifts that would unduly influence the therapeutic relationshipjustice (4)
collaborate with employers to form policies in complience with these rulesjustice (4)
bill and collect fees legally justice (4)
provide comprehensive, accurate, and objective info when representing the professionveracity (5)
truthfulness, candor, honestyveracity (5)
be truthful and not deceptiveveracity (5)
represent credentials, etc accurately in all forms of communicationveracity (5)
record and report in an accurate and timely manner info related to professional/academic documentation and activitiesveracity (5)
identify and disclose errors or adverse events that compromise safety of clientveracity (5)
describe type and duration of services accurately veracity (5)
give credit when using others ideasveracity (5)
maintain privacy and truthfulness when using telecommunication veracity (5)
treat clients, colleagues, and others with respect, fairness, discretion, and integrityfidelity (6)
keep a commitment once it is madefidelity (6)
preserve, respect, safeguard private infofidelity (6)
address incompetent, disruptive, unethical...that jeopardizes the safety of well-being of othersfidelity (6)
avoid conflicts of interest fidelity (6)
avoid using one's position or knowledge to give rise to real or perceived conflict of interest among the othersfidelity (6)
be diligent stewards of human, financial, material resourcesfidelity (6)
refrain from verbal, physical, emotional, sexual harassment of peers/colleaguesfidelity (6)
promote collaborative actions and communication as a member of interprofessional teamfidelity (6)
respect practices, competencies, roles, of own and others professionsfidelity (6)
use conflict resolution and internal and alternative dispute resolution as neededfidelity (6)
abide by policies, procedures, etc. when serving or acting on behalf of professional organizationfidelity (6)

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