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Research Article  |   May 1988
Ethical Reasoning and Informed Consent in Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Penny Kyler-Hutchison, MA, OTR/L, is Director, Rehabilitation Services, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, Maryland 21784
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Research Article   |   May 1988
Ethical Reasoning and Informed Consent in Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1988, Vol. 42, 283-287. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.5.283
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1988, Vol. 42, 283-287. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.5.283
Abstract

Two major ethical theories, the teleological and the deontological, are defined and briefly discussed. A subsequent discussion explores how the ethical principles of informed consent and patient autonomy operate in medical decisions. The application to occupational therapy is left for the reader’s judgment.