Title

Embedding Medical Ethics into Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice Education

DOI

10.6145/jme.202203_26(1).0003

Authors

Yu-Chan Lin;Keh-Chung Lin

Key Words

occupational therapy ; occupational therapy education ; ethical issues ; medical ethics education ; professionalism ; moral reasoning

PublicationName

醫學教育

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

26卷1期(2022 / 03 / 01)

Page #

8 - 20

Content Language

英文

Chinese Abstract

Ethical issues in occupational therapy education are important, with a need for the development of internship curriculum and continuing professional education. Ethics education has evolved over the past 20 years, but international guidelines for ethics education in occupational therapy are lacking. This review has three aims: (1) identify published contents of ethics education in occupational therapy, (2) analyze relevant teaching methods and evaluation tools, and (3) summarize contemporary medical ethics theories. We searched PubMed for articles published in English from January 2015 to August 2021, with the keywords "occupational therapy," "ethics education," "ethical issue," "professionalism," and "moral reasoning." Retrieved articles were reviewed to assess contemporary education methods in the aspect of embedding medical ethics into occupational therapy clinical practice education. The study included 29 articles. We collected and organized them in the context of the current status in medical ethics education, including the education content, education methods, and education fields, and the way to evaluate the learning effectiveness. This review study provides a better understanding of contemporary medical ethic education, which shed light on embedding medical ethics into occupational therapy clinical practice education. Future research is warranted to improve evidence-based education methods of occupational therapy in this understudied area.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥總論
社會科學 > 教育學
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