Ethics in Occupational Therapy- An African perspective

Course Overview


Mthembu, Thuli Godfrey (2018). Ethics in Occupational Therapy – An African Perspective. In Nico Nortjé, Jo-Celene De Jongh & Willem A. Hoffmann (eds.), _African Perspectives on Ethics for Healthcare Professionals_. Springer Verlag. pp. 49-60.

Summary of the article:

Developments within the occupational therapy profession have emphasised the need for inclusion of ethics from an African perspective, as well as the importance of including all stakeholders when investigating ethics. This chapter looks at the holes in the current literature of occupational therapy in an African context. Thereafter the chapter discusses the socialised model, as well as the integration of ethical principles, legal expectations and policies and acts. The concept of occupational justice is discussed, as well as recommendations for maintaining ethical standards.



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 gaps in the literature pertaining to ethics in the African context
  2. Discuss different models that clarify ethics within an African context.
  3. Describe occupational justice
  4. Discuss the ways in which ethical standards can be maintained