TRC103 - Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners

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Subject Title
Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners

Subject Description
This course examines the ethical obligations that a recreational therapist has in his/her professional practice. The following areas are covered: definition of ethics, definition of morality, Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms, Ontario Human Rights Code, UN Declaration on Human Rights, professional standards of practice, the ethical decision making process, types of confidentiality, privacy legislation, legislation related to decision making and advocacy, legislation related to vulnerable populations, informed consent, insurance and liability, case law, documentation, and current issues.

Credit Status
3 hrs/wk

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the difference between ethics and morality
2. Describe and differentiate between several models of ethical decision making
3. Define the professional standards relevant to recreation therapy
4. Determine which specific legislation is relevant to recreational therapy in various situations
5. Identify situations when advocacy is ethically needed
6. Identify situations where liability is an issue and insurance coverage necessary
7. Given a case, create the appropriate case documentation

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