Ethics and deontology in occupational therapy

Course Code: TO 302 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Monica Bara
Seminar tutor: Monica Bara
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Discuss the historical context of ethics in occupational therapy
Define common terms such as ethics, morality, ethical dilemmas, and ethical principles.
Identify the purpose and functions of the professional Code of Ethics.
Identify the different ethical decision-making models.
Discuss ethical issues that emerge with occupational therapy practice under managed care systems.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

C1. General on professional ethics: Conceptual and work ethics of occupational therapy C2. Brief history of ethics in Romania C3. Dimensions of professionalization of occupational therapy: The roles of occupational therapy, Personality and style of the occupational therapy C4. Vocation and professional ethics: Professional moral dimensions of personality and Morals, ethics, deontology C5. The occupational therapy rights C6. Debts of occupational therapist C7. Ethical aspects of the improvement of occupational therapy C8. Codes of ethics: International ethical code of occupational therapist C9. Values and principles of occupational therapist. professional ethics: The fundamental values of the profession of occupational therapy, Principles ofoccupational therapy philosophy C10. Training of personnel specialized in occupational therapy C11. Professional status of occupational therapy - Fundamentals occupational therapist status C12. Psychology and Professional Ethics

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Understand and describe the historical context of development of professional ethics in occupational therapy. • Understand and use use correctly common terms such ethics, morality, ethical dilemmas, and ethical principles. • Apply adequately ethical principles in occupational therapy practice. • Solve properly moral dilemmas in occupational therapy practice.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper –– 60%; project assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Buzducea, Doru, Sisteme moderne de asistenţă socială, Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2009, tot.
Lazăr Florin, Patimele Asistenței Sociale din România, Ed. Tritonic, București, 2015, tot.
Lazăr Florin, Introducere în politici sociale comparate. Analiza sistemelor de asistenţă socială, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2010, tot.