Brenda Howard, Cheyenne Kern, Olivia Milliner, Lindsey Newhart, Sarah Burke; Comparing Moral Reasoning Across Graduate Occupational and Physical Therapy Students and Practitioners. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411500076. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9019
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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
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