OT 732

Ethics in Healthcare

In this course, students explore advanced ethical decision-making to support effective service delivery across occupational therapy settings and populations. This is done by first discussing morality and ethics and then by exploring ethics within a caring response. Students then review and analyze ethical theories and approaches. Students use case studies, debates and real-life scenarios from current work settings to apply a six-step process to ethical decision-making. Opportunities to explore and discuss complex ethical issues within professional relationships and across healthcare settings are provided.