Article: Values and Ethics in practice-based decision making

Course Overview

3 CEUs.

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).    

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the role client and therapist values play in ethical decision-making relating to practice.
  2. Begin to identify their own values and prejudices which may impact their own clinical decisions.
  3. Identify values tensions in their own practice settings.
  4. Add values-based deliberation into their ethical reasoning.
You have until 31st December 2022 to complete this task.

R200.00

Description

Citation:

Clair VA, Newcombe DB. Values and ethics in practice-based decision making. Can J Occup Ther. 2014 Jun;81(3):154-62. doi: 10.1177/0008417414535083. PMID: 25154129.

 

Summary of the article:

Every health encounter has an ethical component because of the degree to which it effects peoples lives. This highlights the importance of ethical reasoning in every health professional’s toolbox. Values are purported as underpinning the subjective influences in ethical reasoning.

The case study explored in this research highlights typical community ethical tensions in the provision of assistive devices or equipment in the community setting as an example. The ethical deliberations, quotations, reasoning of different therapists, and ranking of importance of ethical factors is interesting and raises some good debate. This article is sure to challenge clinicians’ thinking on their own practice-based decision making and the role ethics and values (of both the clinician and the client) plays.

 

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ANN Nott
Posted 2 weeks ago
Preferences and value

Interesting views of points in ethics

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wendykhethi
Posted 2 weeks ago
The importance of self reflection and introspection.

Would be interesting if the study was carried out on a South African population. Our society is so diverse with all the languages, cultures and social-economic statuses etc. We as Occupational Therapists are compelled daily to be aware of our values and the role they play in the ethical decision making relating to practice. We need to always be self-reflecting and doing introspection.

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Serena Lee
Posted 4 months ago
Practical ideas and compassionate

Enjoyed the practicality of article. Might be New Zealand, but is a common occurence in practise. Might be easier here as pts have to use own funds for adaptations, and therefore do end up with more autonomy.

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Liana van Heerden
Posted 4 months ago
It was informative and provided food for thought!

It was interesting to read as I have been working in a school setting for SID learners for 30 years and it was enriching for me to be confronted with an OT scenario in the physical / community field.

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