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Issue Date: July/August 2021
Published Online: June 01, 2021
Updated: July 09, 2021
Building Bridges: Integrating Disability Ethics Into Occupational Therapy Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Amy Roder McArthur, MS, OTR/L, is PhD Candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; Aroder2@uic.edu
  • Carol J. Gill, PhD, is Professor Emerita, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Article Information
Ethics / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Columns: The Issue Is . . .
Other   |   June 01, 2021
Building Bridges: Integrating Disability Ethics Into Occupational Therapy Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2021, Vol. 75, 7504347010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.044164
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2021, Vol. 75, 7504347010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.044164
Abstract

Throughout the course of their careers, occupational therapy practitioners will encounter many ethical dilemmas as a part of service provision to disabled people. This article illustrates how disability ethics can strengthen the application of the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics in practice. To maintain the integrity of the occupational therapy profession, it is critical that practitioners integrate concepts of disability ethics into the profession so their practice will promote environments in which disabled people will flourish.