Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective, Second Edition

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, DAAPM, A; Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Ethical decision-making is a critical component in the broad spectrum of rehabilitation and health care professions today. Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective, Second Edition was developed to give health and rehabilitation professionals the knowledge and tools they need to approach and solve the ethical dilemmas that challenge them in everyday practice.

Following an introduction to ethical theories and principles, Drs. Kornblau and Burkhardt furnish readers with a brief overview of legal principles that may impact ethical decision making, then examine the relationship between ethical and legal principles that clinicians may encounter. The second section provides readers with an opportunity to apply what they have learned and includes more than 100 ethical dilemmas covering a wide variety of practice-related topics. Further reinforcing the concepts, the final sections consist of ethical dilemma worksheets and a set of additional learning resources to assist in the examination and resolution of ethical dilemmas.

• More than 100 sample ethical dilemmas extracted from actual practice experiences
• Ethical dilemma worksheets to guide learning and illustrate course of action
• Extensive set of appendices including sample laws and regulations
• Online access to internet resources of state licensure and related laws

Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective, Second Edition offers readers a practical approach to ethics within a clinical context to allow practitioners, educators, and researchers to raise questions, attempt to answer them, and promote and improve ethical practice in rehabilitation.

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Section I              Approaches to Ethical Dilemmas 

Chapter 1              Introduction

Chapter 2              Ethics: The Basics              

Chapter 3              Legal Issues in Ethical Decision Making        

Chapter 4              Ethics and the Health Care System

Chapter 5              Ethics and Research in Health and Rehabilitation      

Chapter 6              Ethics and the Law: The Interface 

Chapter 7              Analyzing Ethical Dilemmas            

Chapter 8              Avoiding Ethical and Legal Dilemmas           


Section II            Ethical Dilemmas: Practical Applications 


Section III           Ethical Dilemma Worksheets        


Section IV           Appendices          


Appendix A          Codes of Ethics   

Appendix B          Excerpts From State Licensure Laws and Regulations               

Appendix C          Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Guidance on Billing and Coding     

Appendix D          Federal Statutes Pertaining to Medicare, Medicaid, and Mail Fraud and Other Criminal Offenses   

Appendix E          Sample Child Abuse Reporting Law               

Appendix F          Title 32, National Defense Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS-   TRICARE)               

Appendix G          Medicare Regulations’ Requirements for the Provision of Therapy Services by  Setting Including Definitions/Examples of Skilled Care)   

Appendix H          Publication 15-A Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide (Independent Contractor Guidance)           

Appendix I            Excerpt From Medicare A/B Reference Manual: Definitions of Medicare Fraud and Abuse            

Appendix J           Sample State Law Prohibited Referrals         

Appendix K          Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants and     Occupational Therapy Aides     

Appendix L          Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants and    Physical Therapy Aides               

Appendix M         Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology   Assistants           

Appendix N         Internet Resources of Additional Information             






Ethics in Rehabilitation provides a wealth of information for health and rehabilitation professionals.  This book is a must for any individual whether they be new to the profession or practicing for years."

- Patricia Brill, PhD, Functional Fitness, LLC, Activities, Adaptation & Aging

About the Editors

Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DAAPM, ABDA, CDMS, CCM, CPE, is a Professor in the School of Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy at Florida A&M University. She served as the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan–Flint. She is formerly a Professor of Public Health and Occupational Therapy and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University and a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association. As a recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, she worked for Senators Harkin and Rockefeller on health and disability issues and health care financing. She provided consultation in health and disability policy to the Special Olympics. As a volunteer disability self-advocate, she served as the Health Reform Czar for the American Association of People with Disabilities. She led the successful effort to include disability health disparities, disability quality measures, and the disability data collection provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sebelius appointed her to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Negotiated Rule Making Committee on Defining Medically Underserved Populations and Health Profession Shortage Areas as the representative of the disability community. Her law practice focused on health and disability law. She has lectured nationally and internationally about health policy, ethical and legal issues in health care, pain management, work rehabilitation, autism spectrum, participation, and quality of life. She has published more than 150 publications, including books, book chapters, and journal articles.     

Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, currently works with older adults for Therapy Resources Management in Warren, Rhode Island, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly, Ann was an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the postprofessional online master’s degree program at Quinnipiac University. She also served as the Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy at Long Island University/Brooklyn and the Director of Occupational Therapy in the New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Ann worked as a researcher through the Sergievsky Center in the Mailman School of Public Health. She served as a co-primary investigator of the Sources of Independence in the Elderly study, under the Washington Heights and Inwood Center on Aging Parameters, a National Institute on Aging-funded study of community-dwelling older adults in Washington Heights and Inwood in New York City. Ann also worked with the Medical Informatics and Public Health Informatics departments at the Mailman School of Public Health, on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health implementation grant. Ann is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a Past President of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association. Ann has published more than 40 publications including books, book chapters, and journal articles.