Everyday Ethical Considerations in Rehabilitation

This membership only, two-hour course will offer practical information about professional ethics that guide occupational therapists working in hand and upper extremity therapy.  

Core ethical principles and values will be discussed, including recommendations from the American Society of Hand Therapists. Therapists’ commitment to excellence, accountability, integrity and collaboration in professional interactions with patients, students, healthcare professionals, payers and regulatory agencies will be discussed in the context of everyday practice. Additionally, many ethical issues can be anticipated, prevented and managed proactively. Thus, how to systems and cultures that support prevention will be discussed along with highlighting ethical decision-making models and resources.  

A discussion of scenarios and question and answer session will follow the presentation and handouts will be provided.  

Dr. Patricia Cornille, OTD, OTR/L, CCECL, has over 30 years of practice and worked in a variety of settings as a clinical specialist, program director and as an educator.  She established numerous therapy programs in hospitals, community settings and in long-term care facilities. Additionally, she participated in hospital and facility ethics committees and served on a variety of organizational boards. Patricia is the founder and clinical director of Vita Cura Services and is a Certified Caring Economics Conversation Leader.