Featuring: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L
originally recorded October 29, 2018
LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration bundle.
Description: Are you facing ethical challenges in your workplace? Occupational therapists providing sensory integration intervention face unique ethical challenges which vary by practice setting. Therapists may face ethical dilemmas involving provision of services, documentation or reimbursement. This LiveTalk will discuss some of these ethical dilemmas faced by clinicians utilizing a sensory integration frame of reference and provide a clinical reasoning model for therapists to use to come up with answers to these questions. Case studies will be used illustrate these issues.
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:
- Identify 3 common ethical dilemmas that OT practitioners utilizing a sensory integration frame of reference may encounter in clinical practice.
- Describe the key ethical components which should be considered when utilizing a clinical reasoning process to solve ethical dilemmas in the practice of sensory integration.
- Describe 2 ways to apply ethical reasoning within the clinical decision-making process to solve ethical dilemmas for therapists using a sensory integration approach.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants.
Domain: Context and Environments
Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.
Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded LiveTalk in its entirety, and complete the accompanying assessment.
About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.
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Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants: The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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