Atwal, A. and Caldwell, K. (2003), Ethics, occupational therapy and discharge planning: Four broken principles. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50: 244-251.
Summary of the article
This article defines the four basic principles of ethical conduct and discusses how these come into play in discharge planning with particular reference to occupational therapists. It discusses the results of a case study carried out with occupational therapists using the non-participant observation and critical incident approaches to explore whether or not OTs demonstrated ethical behaviour in their role in discharge planning.