Teaching ethical analysis in occupational therapy.

A. M. Haddad

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Ethical decision making is a cognitive skill requiring education in ethical principles and an understanding of specific ethical issues. It is also a psychodynamic process involving personalities, values, opinions, and perceptions. This article proposes the use of case studies and role-playing techniques in teaching ethics in occupational therapy to supplement conventional methods of presenting ethical theories and principles. These two approaches invite students to discuss and analyze crucial issues in occupational therapy from a variety of viewpoints. Methodology of developing case studies and role-playing exercises are discussed. The techniques are evaluated and their application to the teaching of ethics is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Occupational Therapy


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