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Ethics and Law in Occupational Therapy Practice

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1. Ethics is concerned with:

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2. An occupational therapist decides to give a hospital’s rollator walker to a patient who needs the walker in order to safely ambulate, but the therapist does not ask the hospital’s permission or ask the patient to pay for the walker because the patient is uninsured and cannot afford to purchase one. The therapist’s decision to help the patient in need even if it involves taking hospital property without permission is an example of which type of ethical theory?

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3. The purpose of a code of ethics is to:

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4. When an occupational therapist insists that a patient get out of bed and participate in therapy after the patient repeatedly states that they do not feel well and want to stay in bed, the therapist is violating which Principle of the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics?

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5. Which is a correct statement regarding the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standard of professional civility for occupational therapy personnel?

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6. Which sanction for unethical conduct is not publicly reported by the AOTA Ethics Commission?

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7. The goal of state occupational therapy acts is to:

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8. An occupational therapist did not review a chart for a patient recovering from hip surgery and used “weight bear as tolerated” instead of the prescribed “toe-touch weight bearing only.” The error was identified after the patient reported severe pain in the operative hip. The therapist’s action is an example of:


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