Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Comparing Moral Reasoning Across Graduate Occupational and Physical Therapy Students and Practitioners
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Article Information
Ethics / Education of OTs and OTAs / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Comparing Moral Reasoning Across Graduate Occupational and Physical Therapy Students and Practitioners
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500056. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9019
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500056. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9019
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Investigators compared moral reasoning between OT and physical therapy students and practitioners with the Defining Issues Test-2. Investigators found a significant difference in consolidated (set) versus transitional (forming) patterns of moral reasoning in practitioners versus students. The difference occurred between second-year students and practitioners, suggesting fieldwork experiences enhanced moral reasoning patterns. Implications include providing ethics education support during fieldwork experiences.

Primary Author and Speaker: Brenda Howard

Additional Authors and Speakers: Cheyenne Kern, Olivia Milliner, Lindsey Newhart, Sarah Burke